Telling an entirely fictional story based upon actually true events, Holy Rollers sees Jesse Eisenberg play a young hassidic man who becomes an ecstasy runner. This particular character didn’t ever exist, but gangs of orthodox jewish drug dealers did, and most likely still do. And there hasn’t been a This American Life about this for why?
Here’s the UK trailer, with a pull-quote proclamation comparing it to both The Godfather and Scarface. We’ll see about that. Surely it has a different agenda, and will need to feel quite different to either of those films?
The film hits UK cinemas on May 13th.