With last winter’s fantastic Social Network movie it’s probably done wonders for Jesse Eisenberg’s career giving the young actor that little push he needs to move his career goals to the next level. So from killing zombies, to rare Blue Macaw birds to Jewish drug mules in HOLY ROLLERS?
This is the movie he made just before The Social Network but that movie will probably help the sales on this movie in UK when it comes out on May 13th.Empire have got there hands on the UK/Irish trailer and you can check it out below.
HOLY ROLLERS also stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) , Q-Tip 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.