Cherry: Apple Acquires Russo Brothers’ Tom Holland-Led Drama
is reporting that Apple Original Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Anthony and Joe Russo’s Tom Holland-led drama Cherry. The outlet notes the offer landed in the high $40 millions and in addition gives Apple an awards season contender with plans to premiere the film in early 2021 on Apple TV+.
tells the true-life story of author Nico Walker (played by Holland in the movie), a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed PTSD and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020. The novel has been branded as sort of hybrid of Jesus’ Son and Reservoir Dogs; a complete story about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. You will get your personal copy of the written book ! Walker previously handled the bidding war for his book while serving amount of time in prison, which complicated matters since he was only allotted a particular quantity of minutes per telephone call.
Additional cast includes Ciara Bravo (Wayne) as Walker’s wife, Kelli Burglund (Now Apocalypse), Jack Reynor (Midsommar), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), Jeff Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Michael Gandolfini (The Deuce), Kyle Harvey (The After Party), and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!).
Cherry was adapted by Jessica Goldberg (The Path) and co-written by Angela Otstot (The Shield). The Russo produces the movie Brothers, Chris Castaldi, and studio president Mike Larocca under their AGBO Films banner, alongside CEO Jonathan President and Grey Matthew Rhodes under their The Hideaway Entertainment banner. The movie is executive made by Todd Makurath and Jake Aust from AGBO and The Hideaway Entertainment’s Kristy Maurer Grisham and Judd Payne.
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