Celebrities Express Support for ‘The Promise’


André Agassi

LOS ANGELES — Actor Dean Cain has joined an array of celebrities to #KeepThePromise to never forget the Armenian Genocide.

“I’m Dean Cain. In college I studied history, I learned about genocides, like the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. There is genocide going on right now, here, today. I’m talking about Syria, Iraq, Sudan. I vow to keep the promise to relegate genocide to history books,” Cain said this week in a Twitter video.

Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Andre Agassi, Sylvester Stallone, Cher and others have also expressed support for the Armenian Genocide-themed film “The Promise,” which hits theatres on April 21.

Cain had visited Armenia earlier this year and shared the impressions in an interview on Fox News.

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” is an epic human drama about a love triangle between Michael Boghosian, a brilliant medical student played by Golden Globe winning actor Oscar Isaac, the beautiful and sophisticated Armenian artist Ana played by Charlotte le Bon, and Chris Myers, a renowned American photo-journalist covering the war played by Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale.