It’s about time Anthony & Joe Russo directed something for Apple TV+, right? Well, the wait is almost over, as Apple has just landed a major film release directed by the brothers.
The upcoming drama Cherry is based on a novel of the same name written by Nico Walker. The film itself is already finished, and it stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Ciara Bravo (Small Engine Repair), with the Russo Brothers directing. This is the first project the pair have directed since the release of Avengers: Endgame, which became the highest-grossing film of all time.
Here’s how the upcoming film is described, via Deadline who broke the news today:
Tom Holland plays a young Cleveland man who, after being spurned by the love of his life, joins the army before she returns to tell him she has made a mistake and they belong together. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and sees violence and carnage no one should. Returning with a raging case of undiagnosed PTSD, he is prescribed the opiate Oxycontin. Soon, he and his young wife move from pills to heroin, and he turns to robbing banks to pay their debts and feed their habit. Walker’s young wife is played by Ciara Bravo (Small Engine Repair).
While the film is finished, we don’t have a trailer or even a first look to share today, unfortunately. But, according to the original report, this is an awards season entry, so it should premiere on Apple TV+ soon enough. That means an official trailer will likely make its debut in the very near future.
This sounds like an interesting project, and Deadline says this is a powerful performance for both Holland Bravo.
What’s most interesting is the purchase price for Apple Original Films. The report says Apple forked over in the “high $40 millions” for the project’s exclusivity on Apple TV+.
As soon as we know more about this project, we’ll share it. Are you looking forward to it based on the description?