Following their incredible run with Marvel Studios, the Russo Brothers look to their next directorial project Cherry.
Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Nico Walker, the film follows Tom Holland’s ex-soldier who’s suffering from PTSD following his time in action. To help treat his condition, he self-medicates, but quickly finds himself hooked. In order to pay for his addiction, he turns to a life of crime and robbing banks – it definitely sounds like a departure from the big budget superhero films.
The film does however see them reunite with Spider-Man star Tom Holland, following Joe Russo’s work on action thriller Extraction, which also starred fellow Avenger Chris Hemsworth.
“We do think about it as an epic film, and it is very much a person’s life journey,” Anthony Russo told Vanity Fair. “But it does have a little bit of a split personality between being this character study and an epic life cycle.”
“The movie’s broken up into six chapters that reflect those different periods, and each one has a different tone,” added Joe. “It’s shot with different lenses, different production design. One’s got magical realism. Another chapter is absurdism. Another is horror…There’s a bit of gonzo in it. It’s raw in its tone. He’s a character in existential crisis.”
Check out the first look images below: