Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard and Midsommer’s Jack Reynor have joined the cast of the Russo Brother’s drama ‘Cherry’.
Skarsgard and Reynor will join Tom Holland (who takes on the leading male role) in the movie which is the first non-marvel movie out the blocks for Joe and Anthony Russo.
Ciara Bravo has also joined the film as the leading lady. Other cast members include Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Jeffrey Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce) and Kyle Harvey (The After Party).
Based on the novel by Nico Walker, the film will follow a former Army medic who returns from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 and is scheduled to be released from prison next year.
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“We were drawn to Cherry given our personal experience from Cleveland, as well as the important need to share stories like these. As Cleveland natives ourselves, it means a lot to us to be able to film in our hometown. We shot the exteriors for Winter Soldier here, we are excited to return home to our roots,” the Russos said in a statement.
‘The Path’ scribe Jessica Goldberg wrote co-wrote the script alongside Angela Otstot. Chris Castaldi, Mike Larocca, Jonathan Gray and Matthew Rhodes will produce alongside the Russo’s.
Skarsgard was last seen reprising his role as Pennywise in ‘IT Chapter 2’, his upcoming projects include ‘The Devil All The Time’ and ‘Emperor’ in which he plays Philip II of Spain.
Reynor was last seen in Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommer’, he continues to star as Jack Parsons in the TV series ‘Strange Angel’.