The young Spider-Man actor, Tom Holland has entered into negotiations to reunite with Anthony and Joe Russo on their next directorial project ‘Cherry’.
Based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker, the story follows a former Iraq War Army medic who turned to robbing banks to pay for his increasing medical bills and cope with his PTSD. The book mirrors the true story of its author, Walker, who himself was an army medic who was caught and convicted for bank robbery. Walker is currently serving out the last two years of his 11-year prison sentence.
The novel has been described as “Jesus’ Son meets Reservoir Dogs” in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. The synopsis for the novel reads;
“As a medic in Iraq, he is unprepared for the realities that await him. He and his fellow soldiers huff computer duster, abuse painkillers, and watch porn. Many of them die. When he comes home, his PTSD is profound. As the opioid crisis sweeps through the Midwest, it drags both him and Emily along with it. As their addictions worsen, and with their money drying up, he stumbles onto what seems like the only possible solution—robbing banks.”
‘The Path’ creator, Jessica Goldberg will produce alongside the Russo’s who acquired the rights for the story via their AGBO studio. AGBO’s Mike Larocca will also produce.
Filming is expected to commence this summer.
If we didn’t know by now, Holland will be seen next month in the lycra spidey suit in the Russo’s Avenger’s return ‘End Game’. He will also be seen in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’. His upcoming projects include ‘Chaos Walking’ and ‘The Devil All the Time’ alongside his ‘Avengers’ buddy Chris Evans. He will also voice roles for ‘Spies in Disguise’, ‘The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle’ and the next Pixar movie ‘Onward’.