Last night the Russo Brothers’ premiered their first non-Marvel movie in years, Cherry. The long-awaited crime drama, which takes place in their home town of Cleveland, OH, stars a familiar face, Avengers actor Tom Holland, as an Army medic with PTSD who becomes a bank robber to fuel his addiction to opioids.
The film doesn’t open until February 26th on AppleTV+, but already the awards buzz is starting to build. And as part of that, the first clip from Cherry has been released. It shows Holland as Cherry, based on Nico Walker, author of the book the film is based on, as he is easily recruited into the military when he’s got nothing really left to live for. He’s an easy mark.
Also in the cast are Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Pooch Hall, Forrest Goodluck, and Michael Gandolfini.
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“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. Inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, “Cherry” features Tom Holland in the title role as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). 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 along the way. Brought to the screen in bold, gritty fashion by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “Cherry” is a darkly humorous, unflinching coming-of-age story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.