It has been over a year since the Russo Bros. graced screens with Avengers: Endgame. This film was going to be their swansong before tackling other projects and leaving the MCU behind for some time. They didn’t leave everything behind, as they decided to film their next film Cherry with Spider-Man star Tom Holland. The film focuses on a nobody from Cleveland, who’s barely getting by without any major aspirations for the future. It will tackle the results of a young man going to war, and the dangers of opioid addictions. Throughout the film, Holland‘s titular character gets pushed to the darker sides of life and ends up making terrible decisions. Vanity Fair had the honor of offering our first look at the upcoming film.
The ambitious project is set to premiere worldwide on Apple TV+ on March 12th. The Russo Bros. describes it as six films compressed into one story, as we explore these different chapters in the life of our protagonist. It is based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker with Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg having penned the script. Joe Russo added how the story had a deep connection
We’re from Cleveland and Nico’s from Cleveland. Interestingly enough, we know a lot of people that are implied in the book. I think he’s fictionalized names and personalities. But I worked at the same restaurant that Nico worked at, 10 years apart. So he had a very similar upbringing to us. He just had a very different journey than we did.
Ciara Bravo will be at the center of this film’s love story, as her character Emily will be facing many of the hardships alongside Cherry. Her performance alongside Holland will give both a chance to explore new facets through their acting. The film is a departure from how many see Holland since he took on the mantle of Spider-Man. His casting was deliberate to also create this juxtaposition with what audience’s know him for, as well as his natural charm to sell the performance of a young man losing his way.
Source: Vanity Fair