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The Promise: Charlotte Le Bon and Angela Sarafyan Discusses the Love Triangle

25 April 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Love hurts. Love is complicated.

And in particular, for one man who is trying to keep all his promises during the Armenian genocide.

In The Promise, Oscar Isaacs plays an Armenian medical student who made a promise to wed a girl for money to attend school in Turkey. During his student life, he falls in love with another woman and made certain promises to her too. As the Armenian genocide unfolds, he has made many promises, in which he had to keep and had to break.

The Promise also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Tom Hollander, James Crowell, Jean Reno, and Tamer Hassan. It is directed by Terry George.

Lrm had a sit-down interview with the lovely actresses Charlotte Le Bon and Angela Sarafyan. We had a wonderful discussion about the love triangle in the film and what supposedly would happen if their characters would’ve met in the movie. »

- Gig Patta

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The Promise: Christian Bale Talks About Playing A Hero In The Armenian Genocide

22 April 2017 12:10 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

A hero. Always.

After more than one hundred years, Turkey has never formally recognize the Armenian genocide. The Promise will be one of the first major films that uses the fateful event in the early 20th century as a backdrop for its romantic drama.

The film stars Oscar Isaacs as an Armenian medical student, who promised to return to his fiancée after his studies. However, he falls in love with another Armenian girl and creates a romantic rivalry with an American journalist. As the love triangle is formed, the Ottoman Empire starts to crumble as the Turks try to relocate and to eliminate the Armenians.

The film also stars Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bron, Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jean Reno and James Cromwell.

Lrm had an exclusive sit-down interview with Bale as we discussed his role and knowledge of the Armenian genocide in The Promise.

The Promise is in theaters nationwide today. »

- Gig Patta

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Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac on the Horrors of Genocide in The Promise | Exclusive

20 April 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In 1915, at the onset of World War I, the Ottoman Turks went on a government sponsored campaign to remove ethnic Armenians from the country. This forced relocation and slaughter of 1.5 million people would eventually be called the Armenian Genocide. To this day, Turkey refuses to acknowledge this event or take responsibility.

The Promise is a dramatization of the Armenian Genocide by Director Terry George. He was also the filmmaker behind Hotel Rwanda twelve years ago. Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale star as two men in love with the same woman, swept up in the bloody turmoil. Isaac plays Mikael, an apothecary studying to be a doctor. Bale co-stars as Chris Meyers, an American reporter for the Associated Press. Both men partake in an epic struggle to survive and escape the country.

Coming from Open Road, The Promise has had an interesting journey to the screen. Last year, after the premiere »

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'The Promise' Review: Who Wants an Old-School Love-Triangle Epic About Genocide?

19 April 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There are two movies fighting for control of Terry George's attempt at a "topical" historical epic. The first, a scalding dramatization of the Ottoman Empire's 1915 genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens, is everything you expect from the heartfelt committed director behind films like Hotel Rwanda and Some Mother's Son. The second – the one that reduces the promise of The Promise to an old-fashioned, overblown Hollywood melodrama – is the fictional love triangle that trivializes a profound subject and drowns it in a tide of hokey sentiment.

Credit the producers, including »

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The Promise Review: Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Take on Armenian Genocide

19 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Promise is an imperfect, but extremely compelling historical drama about the Armenian Genocide. The subject matter is gut wrenching, a brutal account of a rarely addressed crime. The film is written and directed by Terry George, who previously tackled the subject of government sanctioned murder in the harrowing Hotel Rwanda. The Promise does not reach the bar of that masterpiece. It has a high production value and is well acted, but plays out like a soap opera. The narrative issues are problematic in a filmmaking sense. However, the story told is necessary and pertinent for modern times. Humanity still turns a blind eye as atrocities are broadcast daily.

The Promise opens in rural Turkey at the start of World War I. The Ottoman Empire has aligned itself with Germany. Oscar Isaac stars as Mikael, a humble and earnest Armenian village apothecary. Engaged to marry the beautiful Maral (Angela Sarafyan »

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Christian Bale brings his A-list talents to “The Promise”

19 April 2017 6:55 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Given the right role, it’s distinctly possible that there’s nobody better in the business than Christian Bale. He can just own the screen and dominate a film. There’s a reason why he’s an Academy Award winner and slowly becoming someone that voters seem to look for a reason to cite. Oscar aside, he’s simply a throwback method style actor and that’s compelling for audience members. This week, he co-stars in The Promise, while also being rumored as the choice of filmmaker Adam McKay to play Dick Cheney in a biopic set for 2018. Even as a big time A-lister, the sky remains the limit for Bale. The film is a period piece, centered on a love triangle during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. Michael (Oscar Isaac), a rather brilliant medical student, is wooing the beautiful and highly sophisticated Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), but »

- Joey Magidson

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Movie Review – The Promise (2017)

19 April 2017 3:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Promise, 2017.

Directed by Terry George.

Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez-Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Numan Acar, Michael Stahl-David, Rade Šerbedžija, Abel Folk, Andrew Tarbet, Angela Sarafyan, Armin Amiri, Tom Hollander, Jean Reno, and James Cromwell.

Synopsis:

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.

The genocide of any race is a disturbing sight to behold, and to be fair, The Promise (directed by Terry George of Hotel Rwanda fame) does get around to a few (one especially notable) haunting images depicting senseless slaughter and death in all of its unholy glory. The pain of an entire people is felt, regardless of whether the camera is fixated on a supporting character or a faceless victim of the sickening suffering, which »

- Robert Kojder

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‘The Promise’ Star James Cromwell on Why the Armenian Genocide May Get Recognition Under Trump

13 April 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kirk Kerkorian was the man of the hour at the premiere of the “The Promise.”

The late businessman, who died in 2015, invested $100 million to bring the Armenian Genocide epic to the big screen after other productions weren’t able to escape what’s been dubbed the “denialist lobby.”

Director Terry George, who also dealt with the topic of genocide in the Oscar-nominated “Hotel Rwanda,” said the cast and crew were cautious about staying under the radar during filming.

“I knew when it was explained to me who was funding this and what the background was, I knew we were on firm ground with Kirk Kerkorian’s foundation and that this was a serious attempt to tell the story,” he said. “Far from reservations; I was invigorated by that. We had the resources and the drive to do it.”

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The Promise:’ The Armenian Genocide Epic Kirk Kerkorian Spent a Fortune to Make

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Promise In St. Louis

12 April 2017 7:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On April 21, 2017 comes the story of love surviving the fall of a mighty empire. From Open Road Films, The Promise stars Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina), Academy Award® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), and is directed by Academy Award® winner Terry George.

In this brand new clip, Armenian artist Ana (Charlotte le Bon) introduces American journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale) to her new friend and fellow Armenian, Michael (Oscar Isaac). See them toast to a new friendship here:

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, »

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Exclusive Interview: Priscilla Ford on indie thriller Without Disguise

4 April 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tai Freligh chats with Priscilla Ford from Without Disguise

Priscilla Ford is an actress, model and fashion blogger who can next be seen in the indie thriller Without Disguise alongside Angela Sarafyan. Ford plays Nicola, a higher echelon hacker in an alternate reality run by a mechanism called “The Algorithm”. With complete devotion to The Algorithm her and her companion slave day in and day out to make sure their world is kept in perfect cult-like order. The film is set to premiere later this year. Ford also starred in the avant-garde short film Deux Face directed by Loic Zimmerman.  I asked her about Without Disguise, Deux Face and her fashion career.

Tell me about Without Disguise and what your role is in the movie?

The film is about a dystopian world run by a perfect system called The Algorithm. I play one of The Algorithm’s top echelon hacker’s, »

- Tai Freligh

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Westworld: Season Two to Feature More of Talulah Riley

24 March 2017 3:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Looks like Angela is sticking around Westworld. Deadline reports Talulah Riley, who recurred as Westworld host Angela, in the sci-fi western thriller's first season on on HBO, has been promoted to a series regular role in season two.Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Clifton Collins, Jr., Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.Read More… »

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UK poster and trailer for The Promise starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale

15 March 2017 9:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new UK trailer and poster have arrived online for the upcoming historical drama The Promise which stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell, and Jean Reno. Directed by Terry George, the film made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where it received less than favourable reviews from critics; check them out below…

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.

The Promise is set for release on »

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The Promise with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac gets a trailer

3 March 2017 12:06 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Promise trailer. Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale lead the cast.

As war and chaos tear apart an empire, love finds a way to survive in The Promise, from Open Road Films, a trailer for which has just landed online. Starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina), Academy Award® winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, The Dark Knight Trilogy), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), Angela Sarafyan (Westworld), and directed by Academy Award® winner Terry George. Watch The Promise trailer below.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions »

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New Official Trailer for 'The Promise' with Oscar Isaac & Christian Bale

2 March 2017 6:06 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"If it's not safe for me, then it's not safe for any of my people." Open Road Films has released another new official trailer for the historical romantic drama The Promise, set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. The film follows a love triangle in Turkey/Armenia between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Starring Oscar Isaac as Michael, Christian Bale as Chris, and Charlotte Le Bon as Ana. Also featuring Angela Sarafyan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Rade Serbedzija, and Michael Stahl-David. I'm no more interested in this than I was with the first trailer. It seems like an odd attempt to tell the Armenian genocide story with a Hollywood cast. But it's hard to pass up a movie with Isaac and Bale. Here's the newest official trailer for Terry George's The Promise, »

- Alex Billington

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New trailer for The Promise starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon

2 March 2017 10:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Promise set to arrive in cinemas next month, a new trailer has arrived online for Terry George’s upcoming drama which stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell, and Jean Reno; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves.

The Promise is set for release on April 21st. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Armenian Genocide drama The Promise debuts a gripping new trailer

2 March 2017 9:11 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Today, a new and emotionally-charged trailer for Terry George's Armenian genocide drama The Promise has landed online. The film, starring Christian BaleOscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Angela Sarafyan tells the true-life story of the abominable acts that resulted in the killing of 1.5 million people during the years of 1915-1923. The film itself looks to present audiences... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Creativity Celebrated at Cadillac’s 2nd Annual Oscar Cocktail Party

24 February 2017 12:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Current Oscar nominees and past winners descended upon the Chateau Marmont for Cadillac Celebrates Oscar Week 2017. Select talent were dropped off in prestige Cadillac CT6 sedans, and quickly made their way up the Marmont’s famous driveway and out of the cold.

Zoe Saldana chatted with reporters before heading into the cocktail party, saying that she and husband Marcus Perego were planning to stay up a little later than usual on Oscar Sunday.

“I’m going to try not to fall asleep,” Saldana half-joked. “Now with a full house of children (including twins Bowie and Cy and newborn Zen), you’re sleepy by 7 p.m. It’s an exciting night. We’ve watched amazing performances and the culmination warrants for us to stay up later.”

Inside, Saldana sat with her sister (and producing partner) Cisely and took photos with her “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” costar Pom Klementieff (who »

- Lawrence Yee

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'Westworld' Actress Angela Sarafyan Turns Heads in Shockingly Sheer Dress

22 February 2017 10:32 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

For those who hadn't already seen Angela Sarafyan in the nude during her scenes on Westworld, her recent style statement left little to the imagination.

The 33-year-old actress -- who portrays the robot, Clementine Pennyfeather, on the HBO series -- showed up to the Vanity Fair and L’Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood event on Thursday night, wearing a white Celia Kritharioti dress with sheer paneling on the side, sans underwear.

Watch: Blac Chyna Ditches Underwear, Leaves Little to the Imagination in Fishnet Ensemble

Sarafyan paired the sexy style with Stuart Weitzman shoes and fancy stud earrings.

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While Sarafyan turned heads in this dress, her Westworld co-star, Evan Rachel Wood, has started wearing suits on the red carpet. "I actually decided this year that I wasn't gonna wear any dresses to any of the award shows," Wood told Et at the Golden Globes in January. "This is my sixth time to the Golden »

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Westworld's Angela Sarafyan Skips Underwear and Appears Practically Naked in Daring Dress

22 February 2017 8:52 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Angela Sarafyan likely made some people freeze all motor functions Tuesday. The 33-year-old star, who played prostitute host Clementine Pennyfeather on HBO's hit sci-fi series Westworld, dared to bare almost all at Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris' Toast to Young Hollywood party, a pre-2017 Oscars event. Sarafyan wore a white off-the-shoulder gown with sheer cut-out panels that ran down both sides of her body, showing some side and under boob and showcasing her lack of bra and underwear. Like many of her co-stars Sarafyan had appeared naked a couple of times on Westworld, which depicts a pay-for-access fantasy land filled with human-like androids. She had »

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Funko takes a trip to Westworld for new Pop! Vinyl figures

17 February 2017 3:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has continued its stream of New York Toy Fair announcements by revealing that it will be heading to Westworld for a series of Pop! TV vinyl figures featuring characters from HBO’s acclaimed sci-fi drama, including Dr. Robert Ford, Dolores, The Man in Black, Bernard, Maeve, Young Ford, and Teddy; check them out here…

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award® winner for “The Silence of the Lambs”; Academy Award® nominee for “Remains of the Day,” “Nixon,” “Amistad”), Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Game Change”; Academy Award® nominee for “Pollock,” “Apollo 13”), Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for “Thirteen”; Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”), James Marsden »

- Amie Cranswick

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