Marvel's Tom Holland and the Russo Bros. to Team Up for the New Film Project CHERRY
Spider-Man Tom Holland is in talks reunite with Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo for their upcoming film project Cherry. This is the next movie they will be developing once they are finished with Avengers: Endgame.
The film is based on a book by Nico Walker that is said to parallel the true life story of the author, who was a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker ended up getting caught in 2011 and will be released in 2020.
The script for the movie is being written by Jessica Goldberg (The Path), and here's a more in-depth description:
The book has been called Jesus’ Son meets Reservoir Dogs, a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. A young man from an affluent family marries his hometown girlfriend before joining the Army and shipping out to Iraq. An Army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him, and the rough-and-tumble nature of his fellow soldiers who smoke, huff computer duster, take painkillers, watch porn, and get gruesomely injured all too regularly.
By the time the soldier returns home, his PTSD rages, he’s soon on drugs and in debt, and he finds an outlet in knocking off banks, a pursuit that forces him to focus and makes him feel the way he did in pressure combat situations. Walker robbed about a dozen banks and stole close to $40,000 over four months, before finally getting caught in 2011.
This is apparently a passion project for the Russo Bros. and the fact that Walker grew up in the same area of Cleveland as the directors made the project a bit more personal.
I assume that if Holland is cast in the film, he will take on the lead role of Walker. This sounds like it’s going to be a powerful film that carries a profound message. This seems like one of those stories that needs to be told.