Oscar Isaac & Christian Bale in First Trailer for Terry George’s ‘The Promise’

Oscar Isaac

Survival Pictures have released the first trailer for Terry George‘s (Hotel Rwanda) highly-anticipated film The Promise, set during the final days of the Ottoman Empire during WWI.

Starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Christian Bale (The Fighter) and Charlotte le Bon (The Walk), the film follows a love triangle between an Armenian medical student in Constantinople, an Armenian artist, and an American journalist, against the backdrop of the Armenian genocide.

Also featuring Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Jean Reno, James Cromwell, Daniel Giminez Cacho, and Marwan Kenzari, The Promise will premiere at TIFF this Sunday and is seeking a distributor. You can watch the first trailer below.

It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), its once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos. Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries. Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.