Watch: First Trailer for Historical War Drama 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'

November 30, 2016
Source: Yahoo

The Ottoman Lieutenant Trailer

"You have your mission, Doctor, and I have mine." Paladin has debuted a trailer for the film The Ottoman Lieutenant, another historical war drama, this one directed by Joseph Ruben. Set during the first World War (or "The Great War"), the film is about a woman who ends up in a love triangle between an American doctor and a dashing lieutenant for the Ottoman Imperial Army. Josh Hartnett stars as the American, Michiel Huisman as the lieutenant, and Hera Hilmar as the woman who comes between them. The cast includes Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer, Affif Ben Badra, Paul Barrett, Jessica Turner and Peter Hosking. For whatever reason this reminds me of Bitter Harvest, and sadly both films look quite mediocre.

Here's the first official trailer for Joseph Ruben's The Ottoman Lieutenant, originally from Yahoo:

The Ottoman Lieutenant

A beautiful, strong-willed woman (Hera Hilmar), who, frustrated by ongoing injustice at home, leaves the United States after meeting Jude (Josh Hartnett), an American doctor who runs a remote medical mission within the Ottoman Empire -- a world both exotic and dangerous, and on the brink of what is about to become the first World War. There, she finds her loyalty to Jude and the mission's founder (Ben Kingsley) tested when she falls in love with their perceived enemy, a lieutenant (Michiel Huisman) in the Ottoman Imperial Army. The Ottoman Lieutenant is directed by Joseph Ruben, of Joyride, Dreamscape, True Believer, Sleeping with the Enemy, Money Train, The Good Son, Return to Paradise, The Forgotten, and Penthouse North previously. The screenplay is by Jeff Stockwell, with rewrites by David Loughery. Paladin will open the film limited in December, with a wider release starting February 2017. Anyone interested?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Hartnett is getting a second chance? This looks okay.

DAVIDPD on Nov 30, 2016


Yahoo player is torture. the movie doesn't look much better.

Carpola on Nov 30, 2016


Too much history on film always means running from the historical moment we live in. Hollywood has started to be lost in history. I hope it will loose all the money invested in those historical phantasms ...

shiboleth on Nov 30, 2016


I thought Hartnett gave up on Hollywood

desispeed on Nov 30, 2016


Yeah, not for me. Looks as interesting as the English Patient, and that was a total bore.

RAW_D on Dec 1, 2016


" the woman who comes between them". I bet she does... I bet she does.

CyraNOSE on Dec 2, 2016

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