Tom Holland Reuniting with ‘Avengers’ Directors for PTSD Drama ‘Cherry’

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Joe and Anthony Russo are certainly on a career high as Avengers: Endgame rockets up the box office charts, currently sinking James Cameron’s Titanic for the second position.

Perhaps there’s no better time for them to start shopping their next project. The filmmakers will be heading to Cannes next week to unveil plans for Cherry, the next film they are to direct. The high-profile project will be enticing studios with a bankable star: Tom Holland, who’s played Spider-Man in three of the Russo’s four MCU films.

As reported by Deadline, Cherry will find Holland playing a character based on Nico Walker, a real-life former Army medic who returned from his service in Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed PTSD. His condition led to an addiction to opioids, and his life took yet another detrimental turn when he began robbing banks. He is currently imprisoned in Kentucky.

Walker authored the novel of the same name, which has been adapted by screenwriter Jessica Goldberg (creator of Hulu series The Path).

This certainly makes a change of pace for the Russos, whose Marvel films (Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War & Endgame) have so far drawn $6.2 billion in worldwide box office receipts. The brothers are also producers on a number of upcoming films, including Chadwick Boseman thriller 21 Bridges and Chris Hemsworth-starring action-drama Dhaka.

Chuck Zlotnick ©Marvel Studios 2018


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