Russo Brothers' Next Film About A Bank Robber Finds A Home At Apple

Tom Holland stars in Cherry, an opioid, military, and crime-themed drama.

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Filmmaking duo and brothers Anthony and Joe Russo's next project will be working on the harrowing drama Cherry for Apple TV+, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which will be the first directed by the Russos since Avengers: Endgame became the highest global grossing film of all time, features a shift in tone and focus away from superheroes. Cherry will shine a light on the nation's opiate crisis through the true story of a US Army veteran. The movie is an adaptation of the 2018 bestselling semi-autobiographical novel by Nico Walker, who is currently serving time in prison for bank robbery.

As Walker's current status suggests, Cherry is the story of a former military medic in Iraq who starts robbing banks. Along the way, after returning home from service, he is prescribed Oxycontin for an undiagnosed case of PTSD, and then progresses from pills to heroin abuse, before resorting to crime to pay for the habit.

The film stars Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain America: Civil War) and Ciara Bravo (NCIS, Agents of SHIELD). It comes from a script by Jessica Goldberg and Angela Russo-Otstot. There is no firm release date yet, but an early 2021 debut is expected.

Apple TV+'s recent big release is the similarly military-themed Greyhound. Also inspired by a true story, Greyhound follows Commander Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks), a naval skipper captain, as he joins other allied boats in a battle with German U-boats during World War II.

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