Cannes: Taiwan’s Michelle Chen Stars in Arclight’s ‘Pali Road’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Arclight Films has picked up international rights to Hawaii-set mystery thriller “Pali Road.” The film stars Taiwanese actress Michelle Chen, Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight Saga”), Sung Kang (“Fast & Furious”) and Henry Ian Cusick (“Lost”).

Written by Doc Pedrolie, Victoria Arch and Steve Peterson, and directed by Jonathan Lim, “Pali Road” tells the story of a young doctor who wakes up from a car accident and discovers she is married to another man and living a life she can’t remember. The film blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.

Multilingual Chen achieved stardom with the key role in Giddens Ko’s hit “You Are the Apple of My Eye,” in 2011, and has since starred in Hong Kong hits “Golden Chickensss” and “12 Golden Ducks” and Taiwanese crossover title “Cafe. Waiting. Love.”

“Pali Road” is the first project in a slate of three films that Los Angeles-based Crimson Forest Entertainment is co-producing with Dadi Digital Film, China Film Assist and Cuixing Media Group, which will distribute the film in China.

The picture is produced by Kenneth Burke. Other producers include Daxing Zhang, Jon Chiew of Huace Media and Xubing of BKW Entertainment. Executive producers are Grace Zhang and Geng Ling of Dadi Digital Cinema & China Film Assist, Ricardo S. Galindez and Roy J. Tjioe of Island Film Group, Anthony Lim and Danny Chan.

Crimson Forest finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality films and TV series with budgets up to $25 million.

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