The estate of belated billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is staying true to the businessman and philanthropist’s vow to bring the disputed Armenian genocide towards the big display screen.
The late Las Vegas casino mogul Kirk Kerkorian earmarked $100 million of his own fortune to produce a film about the alleged genocide that is armenian.
Kerkorian, perhaps one of the most essential figures in developing Las Vegas since it’s known today, died in 2015 at the age of 98 with an estimated worth that is net of4 billion. But before he passed, the former majority owner of MGM Resorts pledged $100 million to create a movie that highlighted the horrific events that took place between 1915 and 1923 in Armenia.
More than a span of roughly eight years, the Ottoman government systematically exterminated some 1.5 million Armenians. But its successor, the Republic of Turkey, denies genocide ever took place.
Funded by Kerkorian, ‘The Promise’ is a movie that is new sets out to bring the Armenian conflict to theaters across the nation. It tells the fictional tale of a love triangle place that is taking 1915 Armenia.
The film is directed by Terry George, whose credits include ‘Hotel Rwanda,’ the 2004 drama that dealt with the Rwanda genocide, and stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, and Charlotte LeBon.
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