Holloway, Habel Find New York’s “Heartbeat”

Escher Holloway (“When a Stranger Calls”) and Sarah Habel (“Whip It”) have signed on for the independent gangster crime drama “A New York Heartbeat” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set in 1957 New York, Holloway plays a young gang leader who blunders into the nest of a notorious gangster and makes off with a suitcase full of money.

Beaten and left for dead, he is taken in by a sheltered young woman (Habel) who hides and looks after both him and her invalid, exiled crime lord uncle.

Tjardus Greidanus and Laura Davis will produce. Shooting kicks off this month in Pittsburgh.