Robbins set for indie ride on ‘Horses’

NEW YORK – Boston’s Robbins Entertainment has agreed to finance and produce its fourth independent film, “Strong Horses.”

The thriller about voodoo and politics in Boston’s Haitian community will mark the feature film debut of Michael Ross. The 1996 winner of New York U.’s Scorsese Award, Ross recently served as first assistant director on Brad Anderson’s sophomore effort, “Next Stop Wonderland.” A romantic comedy, “Wonderland” stars Hope Davis (“The Daytrippers”) and was produced by Robbins.

Ross and “Wonderland” co-writer Lyn Vaus will pen the script for “Strong Horses.” Principal photography is slated to begin Sept. 15. Pic will have a budget in the low seven figures.

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