NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Call it "Meshuggah Full of
A spate of 1990s-era crimes where Hasidic Jews were
recruited as mules to smuggle drugs into the U.S. has inspired
an indie comic drama that is slated to begin next spring in New
"Holy Rollers" follows an impressionable youth (Jesse
Eisenberg) from an Orthodox Brooklyn community. He's lured into
becoming an Ecstasy dealer by a friend (Justin Bartha) with
ties to an Israeli drug cartel. Newcomer Danny Abeckaser is set
to play the owner of a club where they do their decidedly
Set in 1999, the film marks the feature debut of Kevin Asch
who directs from a screenplay by Antonio Macia.
Eisenberg ("The Squid and the Whale") will soon appear in
Greg Mottola's "Adventureland." Bartha ("Failure to Launch")
appears in "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets."