LOS ANGELES — “The Promise,” the eagerly awaited movie about the Armenian Genocide, has found a distributor and release date for 2017.
The movie, which was spearheaded and funded by the late billionaire philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian, will be distributed by Open Road Films starting on April 28.
The film, said producer Dr. Eric Esrailian, is technically an independent film, produced by the small production company, Survival Pictures, which had been founded by Kerkorian. However, the film has the look and feel of a throwback Hollywood sweeping, romantic epic, in the vein of “Dr. Zhivago” or “Lawrence of Arabia.”
The film stars some of the most buzzed about and successful actors working currently, including Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale. Also starring in the movie are noted stars such as the Iranian-born actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafyan, Jean Reno, James Cromwell, Daniel Giminez Cacho and Marwan Kenzari.
Hollywood veterans Mike Medavoy and William Horberg produced the film along with Esrailian.