In the upcoming film “Cherry,” actor Tom Holland will be playing characters like multiple movies, said by the directors, the Russo brothers.
It is a crime drama movie written by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg. Cherry is based on Nico Walker’s novel of the same name. It stars Holland, Jack Reynor, Ciara Bravo, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Rispoli, Michael Gandolfini, and Forrest Goodluck. Bravo will be playing the character of Holland’s love interest. The movie revolves around an Army medic who has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and becomes addicted to opioids (it causes similar side effects as morphine and primarily used to relieve pain). Therefore to fulfill his need for an addiction, he begins to rob banks.
Tom Holland (born as Thomas Stanley Holland) is famous for his role in Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise movies including, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Avenger: Endgame. The actor became the young BAFTA Rising Star recipient at the age of twenty. Holland has collaborated with the Russo brothers many times before the project.
Recently, during an interview with Collider at the Russo brothers CCXP panel, they shared that the movie will be released on Apple TV+ in March 2021. They also revealed how the team had tackled the film. The story of Cherry will be told in several parts and will be tonally and stylistically different. The story will be filmed in an episodic format, yet all those parts will be connected to the larger narrative.
Russo brothers (Anthony and Joseph Russo) are screenwriters, directors, and actors. They are famous for their projects, including, Arrested Development, Happy Endings, and Community. Apart from that, they also directed four movies in the MCU franchise. The Russo brothers won a Primetime Emmy Award for Arrested Development. They started their career by directing the first feature, Pieces. The independent film screened at the Slamdance Film Festival, after which Steven Soderbergh approached these two to produce the next movie alongside George Clooney.
In the interview, they said that Cherry is about (the protagonist’s) life cycle. The movie consists of a 15-year life cycle. And the cycle is divided into each cycle, and they are shot as one different movie. However, all the parts are connected in some or other way. The plot of the film consists of many themes and subthemes. One chapter represents magical realism. The other represents absurdism, then horror, dark humor, and brutal realism. Cherry will explore a wide range of cinematic creativity and provide the audience with various experiences in one movie.
Each section of the movie or chapter will go through a whole different process and cinematic choice: from the theme, color grading, costumes, camera lenses, music, and even the performance.
The wide range of experience is very new to the industry, and hopefully, the audience will not be intimidating by the concept. The movie will take you from chapter to chapter, which could be unexpected to the audience. And when the filmmakers put all of it together as one movie, the movie fans will have a unique and surprising experience.
The different look of Holland in still pictures that were shared by the team was also telling an interesting story. Holland’s different look depicts his different characteristics. Fans have seen the actor only in the superhero role, and the upcoming film will be a treat for the audience and the actor himself. Cherry will also help Holland explore different genres of the movies and learn different aspects of acting.
The episodic format of the movie is fascinating. The film’s summary tells the story of the wartime section, a Bonnie and Clyde-esque bank-robbing chapter, a love story, and a chapter that deals with the protagonist’s addiction. The project will give Holland and the Russo brothers to dive deep into the character’s all aspects throughout the film. The theme is creating high buzz around it and has the potential to get quite a few awards. Cherry is scheduled to release on 26 February 2021 in theatres and stream on Apple TV+ on 12 March 2021.