Oscar winning actor, Christian Bale, and Oscar-nominated actor Oscar Issac are set to star in a film about the Armenian Genocide being produced by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, reported showbiz411.com on Monday.
According to The Wrap, the “Promise” is an epic love story that Oscar-winning filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”) will direct from a script he co-wrote with Robin Swicord (“Memoirs of a Geisha”).
Mike Medavoy (“Black Swan”) is producing “The Promise” with Eric Esrailian, Ralph Winter (“X-Men”) and William Horberg (Milk”). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe, including Portugal and the Canary Islands.
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris — a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Bale will play Chris, an AP reporter in love with both a woman and the danger of being in a combat zone amidst a world that is falling apart.
Isaac will play Michael, a medical student in love with the same woman but conflicted by old-world traditions and his heart.