Regent Releasing has acquired North American rights to Panther Productions and Evanstone Films' historical drama The Little Traitor starring Alfred Molina.

Lynn Roth wrote and directed the timely story set in Palestine in 1947 about a friendship between a Palestinian boy and a sergeant in the occupying British Army. Ido Port also stars and Roth produced the film with Eitan Evan.

Regent has scheduled an autumn release. The Little Traitor won the audience award at the 2008 Palm Beach International Film Festival and will play in official selection at the 20th Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 16.

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

Reinhart brokered the deal with Roth and co-producer William Jarblum for Panther Productions along with Todd Leavitt.