If The Tree of Life isn’t your cup of tea why not check out one of the other releases this Friday(8th July), HOLY ROLLERS starring Jesse Eisenberg. He is one of Hollywood’s hottest properties at the moment after his fantastic performance in David Fincher’s The Social Network Eisenberg returns to our big screens in a gripping true story of an young Hasidic Jew who is coaxed by a friend into becoming a international drug smuggler during the 1990’s. The movie certainly a test of the young actors character proving he can play a diverse slection of characters from zombie killer to young billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg, From Animated bird to now a drug smuggler.
Crabtree Films have sent us 3 new spanking clips for the movie you can check out below and after you’ve watched the clips, read Goncalo’s review of the movie here. HOLY ROLLERS also stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) , Q-Tip, Jason Fuchs, Danny Abeckaser and Ari Graynor.
Holy Rollers is inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States. Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg), a young Hasid from an Orthodox Brooklyn community reluctantly follows the path his family has chosen for him, awaiting a pending arranged marriage and studying to become a Rabbi. A charming neighbour, Yosef Zimmerman (Justin Bartha), senses Sam’s resistance and propositions him to transport ‘medicine’ for Jackie (Danny A. Abeckaser), an Israeli gangster and drug dealer, and his girlfriend, Rachel (Ari Graynor).
Sam quickly demonstrates his business skills to his boss, Jackie, who instantly takes him under his wing. Now exposed to the exciting and gritty worlds of the Manhattan and Amsterdam nightlife, Sam begins to spiral deeper into their detrimental lifestyle, experimenting with ecstasy and then falling for Rachel. As the business grows, Sam’s double life begins to rip his family apart and the community becomes suspicious of his illegal activities.