2021 is shaping up to be a very big year for Tom Holland. With the impending releases of Chaos Walking, Uncharted and the as-yet-untitled Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel, he’s an actor that is keeping very busy.
Another project that has been keeping Holland busy is Cherry, which is adapted from Nico Walker’s best-selling book. Set in the years following 9/11, Cherry is about a former Army Medic who becomes addicted to opiates and who them starts robbing banks to feed his drug habit, and which was based on Walker’s own life experience.
Re-uniting with his Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Holland has been given one of the biggest acting challenges of his life with Cherry and it’s shaping up to be an extraordinarily powerful film which is set to arrive on AppleTV+ on
Now thanks to the Russo Brothers we have our first look at Cherry, and it sets up the film’s experimental narrative point of view in how it is telling its story.
In a special Q&A hosted on AppleTV+ by Robert Downey Jr., the established actor, who has become a particular mentor to Holland, both on and off-screen, talked about just how impressive Cherry was a narrative film, praising both the performances of Holland and his co-star Ciara Bravo, and the direction of the Russo Brothers.
“Honestly, I’ve just got to say, this is one of those movies, Tom, fellas, ladies, that you’re going to wind up when it comes on in five years, wherever it is in the movie you’re going to want to watch it. It’s the highest compliment I can pay to a piece of cinema that it bears re-watching.”
Cherry is set to arrive on AppleTV+ on March 12, 2021.