On Twitter, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of ‘Avengers: Ultimatum’, posted the first clip for crime thriller ‘Cherry’, starring Tom Holland.
Based on the eponymous novel written by Nico Walker, the plot follows a former army doctor (Holland) who suffers from post-traumatic stress upon his return from Iraq. Trying to cope with the illness, he begins robbing banks to support his drug addiction.
In the clip, Holland’s character is interviewed in an attempt to enlist in the military.
Additionally, the filmmakers have announced that the premiere is scheduled for February 26 in North American theaters and March 12 in the Apple TV + catalog.
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#Cherry hits theaters on February 26 and @AppleTV on March 12.
– Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) January 9, 2021
Previously, the directors had explained to CBR why they decided to adapt the story because they wanted to invest in projects with more dramatic and personal themes, different from the MCU movies.
“We’re from Cleveland, the city where romance takes place. For us, it was very personal, as we imagined this story could happen to people we wanted to be close to. Not in the sense that we know the people in the book, but these guys who look very familiar to us, ”Anthony said.
“And the fact that the protagonist is dealing with drug addiction was very important to us, we met a lot of people who were affected by it and it felt very timely and important to us. It is a drama that deserves to be shown to the world, however common it may seem. I think there is an urgency in the film because the drug crisis is growing day by day and there is still a lot of prejudice behind it. Drug addicts are often seen as illnesses, not sick. “
Check out the poster and promotional images:
Joe previously spoke to the comic and praised Holland’s performance, saying the star deserved an Oscar nomination.
“I think it’s an Oscar-worthy performance. I think he is just amazing. It’s a breathtaking performance. What he is doing emotionally and physically is incredible ”.
Recalling that Apple Original Films bought the worldwide screening rights for the film for 40 million US dollars.
The film is expected to be streamed on Apple TV + in early 2021, with the goal of winning the Oscar and Golden Globe season.
With a screenplay signed by Jessica Goldberg, the project is based on the eponymous novel written by Nico Walker.
In addition to Holland and Bravo, the cast includes Bill Skarsgard, Forrest Goodluck, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Michael Gandolfini, and Kyle Harvey.
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