Hasid Trip

Hollywood, where the term original idea is an oxymoron, is developing at least six movies about ... Hasidic Jews. Among the films featuring the traditional Jewish sect: "Close to Eden," about a gentile cop who goes undercover among the Hasidim. "Benny's Heir" is about a Hasidic doctor who falls for a woman with mob ties. And producer Sherry Lansing's project is "Holy Men": a Hasid-turned-cop returns to the sect to investigate his brother's murder.

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