THE PROMISE (Historical Drama)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A love triangle ensues among a brilliant medical student, a dance instructor and a renowned American during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.
WHO'S IN IT? Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Tom Hollander, Jean Reno
- The budget was $100 million.
- The movie was allegedly given low ratings online by Armenian Genocide deniers before it even came out.
- The movie was shot in Portugal, Malta, Spain and New York.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.
WHO'S IN IT? Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson
- The budget was $12 million.
- Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington were originally in negotiations to play the lead roles.
- Producer Denise Di Novi made her directorial debut with this movie.
FREE FIRE (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.
WHO'S IN IT? Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor
- The film was released in the U.K. on March 31st.
- The budget was $10 million.
- Director and screenwriter Ben Wheatley built a scale replica of the film's set on the video game Minecraft.
BORN IN CHINA
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? This documentary follows the adventures of three animal families — the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.
WHO'S IN IT? John Krasinski (narrator)
- The U.S. release comes one day before Earth Day (April 22nd).
- Monkey Kingdom, Bears, Chimpanzee and African Cats were the last four Disneynature documentaries. Dolphins is set to come out next April.