The Russo brothers are bringing in a familiar face for their next directing gig. According to Variety, Tom Holland is set to star in Cherry, which tells the true-life story of an Army medic who returns from Iraq with severe PTSD and turns to a life of crime.
Holland is, of course, best known for his role as Spider-Man in the MCU. Holland’s first appearance as Peter Parker came in 2016s Captain America: Civil War, which Joe and Anthony Russo directed. They reteamed for last years Avengers: Infinity War in which Spider-Man met his untimely demise at the hands of Thanos’ snap. However, Holland will reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame and in Spider-Man: Far From Home later this year.
Cherry will serve as the Russo’s first feature directing job outside of the MCU. The film’s script was penned by Jessica Goldberg, who’s best known for her work on Hulu’s The Path. Joe and Anthony Russo’s studio AGBO acquired the rights to Nico Walker’s book, which is the basis for the film, last summer following a competitive bidding war.
Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 for bank robberies he committed following his return from Iraq. He published his semi-autobiographical novel in 2018 through Alfred A. Knopf.
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