Screen Media acquires 'Betrayed'

Adam Kane's political thriller stars James Van Der Beek

Screen Media Films has acquired worldwide rights to Adam Kane's political thriller "Formosa Betrayed," starring James Van Der Beek.

Van Der Beek plays an FBI agent, investigating the murder of an Asian professor, who pursues the man's killers to Taiwan. Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Tzi Ma, Will Tiao, Leslie Hope and Kenneth Tsang round out the cast.

The film, which picked up awards at the San Diego Film Festival and the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, is the first project from newly formed production/finance company Formosa Films, founded by Will Tiao.

"Betrayed," which debuted at the Montreal World Film Festival, will be released in 15-20 North American cities in February.

Screen Media will rep worldwide rights and begin selling territories at the European Film Market in February. The deal was brokered by the Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group, attorney Kevin Mills and Screen Media president Robert Baruc and vp international Michael Dwyer.