The first trailer for Tom Holland and Russo Brothers’ crime drama is out.
This article was recently reviewed and is up to date as of February 4, 2021.
Tom Holland has reunited with his MCU directors Russo Brothers for a new crime drama, Cherry.
The film is based on Nico Walker’s best-selling novel of the same name. The story revolves around an army medic who returns home and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. The vet, played by Holland, starts robbing banks to fuel his addiction amid the American opioid epidemic.
Cherry will hit the big screen on February 26. You can also watch it online when it's available to stream globally on Apple TV+ on March 12.
According to Collider, the official synopsis of the film reads: Cherry follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life, only to risk losing her through a series of bad decisions and challenging life circumstances. When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily (Ciara Bravo) along the way.
A first look at #TomHolland in upcoming Apple Original, #Cherry.— British GQ (@BritishGQ) January 14, 2021
Based on the novel of the same name & directed by the Russo brothers, the film follows Holland’s character, a soldier-turned-addict-turned-bank-robber, as he navigates life searching for purpose & human connection. pic.twitter.com/SQv8GlhSfe
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland takes on the lead role along with Ciara Bravo in the film. Variety reports that the rest of the ensemble cast includes It star Bill Skarsgard, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Gandolfini, and Kyle Harvey.
“We were drawn to Cherry given our personal experience from Cleveland, as well as the important need to share stories like these. As Cleveland natives ourselves, it means a lot to us to be able to film in our hometown. We shot the exteriors for Winter Soldier here, we are excited to return home to our roots,” said Anthony and Joe Russo at the time of filming.
While Holland is still a young actor, critics and crew alike have praised the star's performance. Anthony Russo told Vanity Fair, "Tom is a nice person. He is, but he doesn’t let himself get trapped by that. He’s a seeker, he’s an artist, he’s always looking, running after complicated things in life. He’s a young actor, right? We haven’t seen him do that much up to this point. This is definitely something he’s had within him the whole time. We just haven’t been able to see it yet."`
At a virtual Q&A after a screening of the film, Robert Downey Jr. shared, "Honestly, this is just one of those movies, Tom, fellas, ladies, that you’re going to wind up when it comes on in five years, wherever it is in the movie, you’re gonna want to watch it. It’s the highest compliment I can pay to a piece of cinema, it bears rewatching."