'The Promise' Starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac Nabbed by Open Road Films

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'The Promise'

'Hotel Rwanda' helmer Terry George directed the WWI romance, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.

The Promise, which stars Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, has been acquired by Open Road Films.

The Promise charts the course of a love triangle during the First World War between a medical student (Isaac), a journalist (Bale) and a worldly Parisian (Charlotte Le Bon).

Hotel Rwanda director Terry George helmed the project, which he co-wrote with Robin Swicord.

Open Road Films plans for an April 28, 2017, wide release for the film, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Eric Esrailian, Mike Medavoy and William Horberg produced the project. Kirk Kerkorian, Ralph Winter, Denise O'Dell, Mark Albela, Anthony Mandekic, Patricia L. Glaser, Dan Taylor and Sheri Sani executive produced.

"With the current state of world events, a film like The Promise is more important than ever to remind us of what humankind is capable of, both good and evil," said Esrailian. "We’re delighted to partner with Open Road as our distributor and honored to have the caliber of talent of Terry George, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale onscreen."

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by CEO Tom Ortenberg, chief operating officer and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and senior vp acquisitions Lejo Pet and by WME and David Boyle on behalf of Survival Pictures.

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