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"Holy Rollers" Makes Free Video-on-demand Debut January 20 Exclusively Through Snagfilms.Com

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On The Eve Of This Year’S Sundance Film Festival, Past Grand Jury Prize Nominee, Holy Rollers, Starring Nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Makes Its Free VOD Debut Exclusively On Snagfilms Available Beginning January 20th, this Ripped-from-the-Headlines Crime Drama, Directed by Award-Winning Filmmaker Kevin Asch (Affluenza), Co-Stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Ari Graynor (TV’s “Bad Teacher”), Danny A. Abeckaser (The Wolf of Wall Street), Q-Tip and Hallie Kate Eisenberg (Paulie); it Will Be Available to View Online at SnagFilms.com, and All Supported Devices, Including Their Multi-Platform App

New York, NY (January Xx, 2015) – Inspired by actual events in the late ‘90s in which Hasidic Jews were recruited as drug mules, Holy Rollers was a Gotham Award winner and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee in 2010. On the eve of Sundance 2015, the crime drama, starring Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me
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Movie Preview & Trailer: Holy Rollers (2010), Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Q-Tip

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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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Movie Preview & Trailer: Holy Rollers (2010), Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Ari Graynor, Q-Tip

  • ScreenStar
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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DreamWorks Barks At Doggy Day Care

DreamWorks has gone barking mad for the script to – wait for it – Doggy Day Care.Written by Laurie Craig, the movie will be set in a day care for – yes! – dogs, and will show what the lovable mutts get up to when humans aren’t around to watch them. So, essentially, it’s Chewy Toy Story, with the hounds – presumably voiced by human actors – getting up to all sorts of allegedly hilarious activities. To which we shall say just one thing: does nobody remember the horror of Beverly Hills Chihuahua? Dear Lord, that film almost brought the world to the brink of war. Do we really want to risk tumbling over the precipice once more?Craig, it must be said, has form when it comes to this sort of thing – she wrote the talking parrot movie, Paulie, in 1998. She wrote the story of Doggy Day Care with two friends, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Julie Goldstein.
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DreamWorks boards 'Doggy Day Care'

Scribe Laurie Craig has sold her pitch "Doggy Day Care" to DreamWorks Studios.

The comedy is about what really happens when dogs get together without human supervision. Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas ("Mona Lisa Smile") and Julie Goldstein ("Chicago"), who created the original story with Craig, are producing.

DreamWorks exec Chloe Dan brought the project to the studio.

"We were utterly charmed by the story they have crafted, and we think audiences will love it as much as we did," said DreamWorks co-president of production Holly Bario.

DreamWorks recently produced another canine-centric family film, "Hotel for Dogs," which Paramount released in January to a $113 million worldwide gross.

Craig, who is repped by Original Artists, wrote the screenplay for the DreamWorks feature "Paulie" and co-wrote "Ella Enchanted." She also co-wrote the adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book, "Ramona and Beezus," which Fox 2000 is producing for an August release.

She most recently wrote "Left Tern" for Fox Animation.
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