We have a couple of new posters to bring you tonight. First up is an international banner from Kevin Asch’s indie-drama Holy Rollers. Starring Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg and The Hangover‘s Justin Bartha, the film tells the story of a young man from an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn (Eisenberg) who becomes an ecstasy dealer alongside his buddy who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel. As for the poster, it seems reminiscent of marketing from The Social Network which also featured a prominent shot of a somewhat clueless Eisenberg expression. Also starring Jason Fuchs and Ari Graynor, Holy Rollers opens May 20th.
Next up is a new poster from the Eva Green drama Cracks. Directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter, Jordan Scott, the film is set at an all-girls boarding school and centers on a teacher (Green) who becomes infatuated with a new student. I think Green is a great actress and easy on the eyes to boot. Thus, this poster (which features her face numerous times) is all right by me. In case you missed it over a year ago, here’s the film’s trailer. Cracks is set to release next month on March 18th. Hit the jump to check out both posters for yourself.
Here’s the banner for Holy Rollers [from Empire]:
Here’s the synopsis:
A young man with a religious calling begins following a very different path in this independent drama based on a true story. Sam Gold (Jesse Eisenberg) is a Hasidic Jew in his late teens who lives with his family in Brooklyn. Sam’s father, Mendel (Mark Ivanir), runs a fabric store and Sam helps out when he isn’t busy with his rabbinical studies. But Mendel isn’t an especially good businessman, a fact that’s become very obvious to Sam, and his uncertain financial future has caused his fiancée’s parents to call off the couple’s upcoming wedding.
Sam is also suffering from a bit of jealousy toward his best friend, Leon (Jason Fuchs), who seems to have better luck in both life and academics, so when Leon’s older brother, Yosef (Justin Bartha), offers Sam some good-paying part-time work, he’s more than interested. Sam is instructed to fly to Amsterdam, pick up a parcel, and bring it back; it’s not until he comes home to New York that it dawns on Sam that he’s transporting drugs, but between the hefty payroll, the charm of Amsterdam-based ecstasy wholesaler Jackie Solomon (Danny A. Abeckaser), and the beauty of Jackie’s sexy paramour, Rachel (Ari Graynor), Sam begins to think life in the drug game might be just the thing for him after all. The first feature film from director Kevin Asch, Holy Rollers received its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. [Fandango]
Here’s the poster for Cracks [from Apple]:
Here’s the synopsis:
In an austere and remote all girls boarding school, the most elite clique of girls are the illustrious members of the schools’ diving team, lead by Di (Juno Temple). The girls compete for the attention of their glamorous teacher Miss G (Eva Green), and Miss G in turn thrives on the attention she receives from her girls and believes it is her role to teach them the ways of the world. When a beautiful Spanish girl, Fiamma (Maria Valverde), arrives at the school and joins the diving team. DI, pulls rank as team captain and lays down the rules in an attempt to assert her position but MISS G is spellbound by Fiamma’s beauty and maturity and becomes obsessed with her new favourite girl.