Tom Holland reteaming with Russo Brothers for Cherry
Variety reports that Spider-Man himself Tom Holland is sticking with the Russo Brothers for their next movie, Cherry, in the lead role. The film will be the first non-Marvel project from the pair with production set to begin this summer.
Jessica Goldberg, who is adapting the novel Exit West for AGBO and was a creator on the Hulu series The Path, will pen the script.
The story tells the true life story of author Nico Walker, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed PTSD and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020. The novel has been branded as a sort of hybrid of Jesus’ Son and Reservoir Dogs; a story about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. You can get your own copy of the new release by clicking here! Walker previously handled the bidding war for his book while serving time in prison, which complicated matters since he was only allotted a specific amount of minutes per phone call.
Cherry was picked up by Knopf’s Tim O’Connell and debuted No. 14 on the The New York Times Bestseller list.
The Russos last directorial effort, Avengers: Infinity War, grossed over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. The directing duo are currently hard at work on Avengers: Endgame, opening in theaters this April.