Jackson Rathbone (Twilight), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious) and Michelle Chen have been cast in Pali Road, a mystery-thriller from Crimson Forest Entertainment that’s now filming in Honolulu. The film tells the story of a young woman who suffers a terrible car accident the night her boyfriend proposes to her. It’s the first project in a slate of three films that Crimson is co-producing with Dadi Digital Film, China Film Assist, and Cuixing Media Group.
Rathbone played Jasper Hale in all the Twilight Saga films, and co-starred as Sokka in The Last Airbender. He’s repped by Paradigm, LINK Entertainment, and attorney Peter Nelson. Kang, who starred in the Fast & Furious franchise, is with Management 360, WME, and attorney Rick Genow. Chen is best known for her starring role in You Are The Apple Of My Eye, for which she received the Asia Rising Star Award.
Additional cast members include Elizabeth Sung, Tzi Ma, Henry Ian Cusick and Lauren Sweetser. Sung is known for her role in Memoirs Of A Geisha, as well as the action adventure film Hero. Ma co-starred in Rush Hour, The Ladykillers, and The Quiet American. Cusick starred in the TV series Lost, and in such films as Hitman and Half Light. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Management 360.
Pali Road producers include Daxing Zhang and Jon Chiew of Huace Media. Executive producers are Grace Zhang and Geng Ling of Dadi Digital Cinema, China Film Assist and Ricardo S. Galindez and Roy J. Tjioe of Island Film Group based in Honolulu.
“We are delighted to work with such a talented cast on this project,” said director Jonathan Lim, who also serves as chief executive officer of Crimson Forest Entertainment. “Pali Road captures the thrust of our distribution goals, as we look to bring high-quality entertainment to audiences in China and worldwide.”