Regent acquires 'Traitor' rights

To distribute adaptation of Amos Oz's novel

Regent Releasing has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor," an adaptation of Amos Oz's novel "The Panther in the Basement."

The film, which is playing the current Palm Springs International Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the fall, stars Alfred Molina as a British sargeant stationed in Palestine after World War II.

The film revolves around the sargeant's relationship with an 11-year-old, who wants the British to leave his land.

"Lynn Roth's accomplished and timely film continues to expand on Regent's mission to showcase powerful and thought-provoking world cinema," said Mark Reinhart, West Coast general manager and executive vp, distribution and acquisitions, Regent.

Regent acquired the film, which was produced by Roth and Eitan Evan, from Panther Productions and Evanstone Films. The deal was negotiated by Reinhard for Regent and Roth and co-producer William Jarblum for Panther along with Todd Leavitt.