a promise trailer
One wields a wand, the other a sword. But in a battle for love, would Severus Snape or Robb Stark emerge the victor?

In the trailer for "A Promise," it looks like the "Game of Thrones" king has the upper hand. The pre-WWII romantic drama stars Alan Rickman as an older factory owner who hires the youthful Richard Madden as his secretary. But he gets more than he bargained for when his assistant catches the eye of his vibrant wife, played by Rebecca Hall.

It looks like just the kind of old-school, adult period piece that hardly gets made anymore. The art direction and costumes look sumptuous, and Rickman does his usual ominous, lurking-in-the-shadows thing well. And Madden seems to have the screen presence in film that he had on "Game of Thrones."

"A Promise" played at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, but has yet to get a U.S. release date.