Cherry, the upcoming American film by the Russo Brothers starring Tom Holland (best known for playing Spiderman in Spider-Man: Homecoming), is set to have a theatrical release on February 26. The film will also be available on streaming service Apple TV+ from March 12.
Both Apple TV+ and the Russo Brothers made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.
Cherry is the most personal film we have made. The city. The people. The story. Starring @TomHolland1996 and @CiaraBravo. #Cherry is in theaters on February 26th and on @AppleTV March 12th. pic.twitter.com/IRfb4RAzR8
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) January 14, 2021
Cherry, directed and co-produced by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, also stars Ciara Bravo in the lead as Holland’s girlfriend.
The film is adapted from American author Nico Walker’s debut novel of the same name that was published in 2018. The film narrates the story of a young man, who is a freshman in college when he meets Emily, played by Bravo. Soon after their break up, he drops out of college and joins the army. But after returning from a war, he develops Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and starts robbing banks.
The film’s shooting had begun around end of September 2019 and the cast worked with the Cleveland’s veterans as a part of the shoot. Holland posted a group picture with them on the occasion of Veteran’s Day on November 11, 2019 and wrote: “Week 5 of Cherry and we have had the honour of working with, and hearing the stories of some of Cleveland’s Veterans.”
The film wrapped up shooting in January 2020.
The screenplay for Cherry has been penned by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg while the Russo brothers have co-produced the film with Mike Larocca, Jonathan Gray, Matthew Rhodes, Jake Aust, Chris Castaldi under the banner of AGBO Films.
Cherry marks the first directorial venture of the Russo brothers after their last Marvel Studios’ venture, Avengers: Endgame (a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics), which was the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Their next directorial is the Netflix film The Gray Man, starring Dhanush, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and Ana de Armas, which is an adaptation of the novel by the same name. In a departure from their usual genre of films, both Cherry and The Gray Man are the Russo Brothers’ non-superhero films.