'Holy Rollers' team cruising 'Kings Highway'

Crime thriller centers on ex-Mossad agent in NY

As "Holy Rollers," their 2010 Sundance Film Festival entry, rolls out in theaters Friday, the pic's filmmakers have reunited for a follow-up feature, "Kings Highway."

"Rollers" director Kevin Asch, writer Antonio Macia and actor-producer Danny A. Abeckaser are taking on those same duties for "Kings." The crime thriller will shoot on location in New York.

Allen Bain and Jesse Scolaro of New York-based the 7th Floor are producing with Abeckaser and his 2B Prods.

The project centers on a disgraced former Mossad agent who moves to New York during the mid-1980s and falls in line with a burgeoning Israeli crime syndicate.

"After reading dozens of formulaic thrillers, I read the first 20 pages of 'Kings Highway,' and I was hooked," Asch said.

Added Abeckaser, "I am excited to bring this new and never-before-seen New York story to the big screen."

Macia calls the trio's reunion "a dream collaboration," adding that the new project "is a natural and explosive extension" for the group.

Asch is repped by Paradigm; Macia is repped by APA. Both are managed by Trevor Engelson at Underground.

"Rollers," nominated for the Sundance Jury Prize, also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and Q-Tip. First Independent Pictures is releasing the film, which opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles.
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