Apple today announced the release date of Cherry, starring Tom Holland and directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo.
Cherry is the first non-Marvel feature film for the visionary directing brothers, following their trio of box-office shattering MCU films, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Tapping Marvel alum Holland as the lead in Cherry, the Russo brothers are looking to forge new cinematic ground for themselves with this smaller, more intimate personal story of one man trying to overcome his demons.
Holland himself is continuing a career trajectory away from his Spider-Man pigeon hole, as Cherry comes on the heels of Holland’s impressive dramatic starring turn in the indie drama The Devil All the Time.
Cherry, based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker, is adapted by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg, and tells the story of a young man, Cherry, who drops out of college to join the Army, only to return to post-Iraq life battling different kinds of demons, like addiction and criminal temptations. Co-starring Ciara Bravo as Cherry’s girlfriend, Cherry is described as a gritty, bold story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.
Cherry will be released in theaters on February 26, 2021 and will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on March 12.