Sundance 2010: HOLY ROLLERS with Jesse Eisenberg

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Holy Rollers will make its debut in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It is one of the 16 films which were selected from 1,058 submissions.

The movie is a crime drama which was directed by first time feature film director Kevin Tyler Asch, and stars Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) as a young Hasidic man named Sam who is seduced by money, power and opportunity, and becomes an international Ecstasy smuggler. Sam struggles to choose between his strong religious background and the seductive pull of the outside world. The film also stars Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser, Ari Graynor, and Jason Fuchs.

The script was written by Antonio Macia, and was inspired by actual events in the late 1990’s when Hasidim were recruited as mules to smuggle drugs from Europe into the United States. That fact that this is based on actual events makes this movie just that much more interesting.

Check out the first images from the film below:

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