Film to be lensed by acclaimed cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe
Survival Pictures announced that Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Septembers Of Shiraz, X-Men, House of Sand and Fog) has joined the cast in The Promise, the epic love story directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George otel Rwanda, Reservation Road, The Shore). Additionally, acclaimed cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (Blue Jasmine, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Others) has joined George’s production team.
As previously announced, the cast includes Golden Globe nominee, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Yves Saint Laurent), Academy Award winner Christian Bale (The Fighter, American Hustle, The Dark Knight), Angela Sarafyan (The Immigrant, Paranoia), Daniel Giminez Cacho (Y Tu Mamá También,Bad Education, Snow White) and Marwan Kenzari (Autobahn, Ben-Hur).
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael (Isaac), a brilliant student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana (Le Bon), and Chris (Bale)—a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
The script was written by award-winning writer Terry George and Academy Award nominee Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Memoirs of a Geisha).
“We have assembled a stellar cast to make this epic love story,” says George.“Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac are now joined by the beautiful and talented actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, and an international cast including Charlotte Le Bon, Angela Sarafyan, Daniel Giminez Cacho and Marwan Kenzari. The actors and I relish the challenge of bringing this sweeping love story to the screen."
Eric Esrailian will produce on behalf of Survival Pictures and the film will also be produced by Mike Medavoy for Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan, Shutter Island, Zodiac, The Thin RedLine), Ralph Winter (X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Giver) and William Horberg (Milk, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley). Production is slated to start this fall in Southern Europe.
Aghdashloo is represented by Peter Levine at CAA and managed by Tamara Houston at Round Table Entertainment. Aguirresarobe is represented by Michael Lewis & Associates.