Avengers Directors Brings On Tom Holland For New Movie About Drugs And Bank Heists

Holland will play Nico Walker in the new movie Cherry about a former Army medic who robs banks to pay for his opiate habit.

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Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo have announced the first details on their first non-MCU film. According to Variety, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is in discussions to have a starring role in the new Russo brothers movie, Cherry.

The brothers are directing the movie, with Jessica Goldberg (Hulu's The Path) serving as the writer.

The movie is based on the 2018 book "Cherry" by Nico Walker; it tells the story of a former Army medic who comes home addicted to opiates and starts robbing banks to help pay for his habit. The book is based on Walker's real life but it contains many fictional elements. In real life, Walker was captured after executing multiple heists, and is currently serving 11 years in federal prison; he's scheduled to get out in November 2020. Walker wrote the book on a typewriter in prison. Holland is presumably being eyed to play him.

This Rolling Stone story has lots more intriguing details about Walker's life and story.

Holland will be seen next as Spider-Man in April's Avengers: Endgame. He's also coming back to play Spider-Man again in this year's Spider-Man: Far From Home. Outside of superhero films, Holland will play a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie.

As for Avengers: Endgame, the Russo brothers recently finished editing the film, which is one of the final stages of production. The movie hits theatres on April 26.

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