11 May 2010 12:33 PM, PDT | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

It's always heartening to see A-list Hollywood talent supporting independent features. The latest example is Jesse Eisenberg, who's red hot thanks to Zombieland (2009), and now stars in Holy Rollers (2010), a little film that will need every last bit of his emerging star power to find an audience. The drama, which was inspired by real events (in the 1990's) and won its share of praise at the Sundance Film Festival, casts Eisenberg as Sam Gold, a young Hasid from a deeply religious Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn, New York. Sam is supposed to be on the path to becoming a rabbi, which involves marrying a girl of his family's choosing and, in the process, taking his family to the next level financially and socially. However, Sam veers completely off the path, tasting the thrill of drug deals, the power of money, and the fast-lane life of people just over the bridge in New York City. »

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