Christian Bale to star in ‘The Promise’

Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) Actors Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac have been roped in to star in historical romance “The Promise”, with director Terry George on board to helm the project in Portugal and the Canary Islands in the fall.

The story of the film, written by George and Robin Swicord, centres on a love triangle with a medical student, an American journalist based in Paris and a beautiful and sophisticated woman. The story takes place in the final days of the Ottoman Empire, which was dissolved by the World War I allies in 1922, reports variety.com.

Bale will play the reporter who loves the woman and being in a combat zone. Isaac will portray the student, conflicted by old-world traditions.

Bale was last seen in “Exodus: Gods and Kings”. He next stars in two completed Terrence Malick films – “Knight of Cups” and “Weightless”.

Isaac will be seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

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