CS Video: Cherry directors Joe & Anthony Russo on the Tom Holland-directed film
ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to speak to him cherry Directors Joe and Anthony Russo on the Tom Holland-directed adaptation by Jessica Goldberg and Angela Russo-Otstot. The filmmaking brothers first share their love for storytelling, including how coming from a large Italian family and “sitting at the dining table” helped develop their sense of storytelling. They also talk about how cherry deals with PTSD and the opioid crisis, upcoming projects and much more.
Based on the book by Nico Walker, cherry is now streamed worldwide on Apple TV +. You can check out the full interview below!
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cherry follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets the love of his life only to risk losing it through a series of bad choices and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the bestseller of the same name by Nico Walker, cherry shows Tom Holland in the title role as a carefree figure who has dropped out of studies to serve in Iraq as a medic in the army and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and coils of drug addiction, and surrounds himself with a menagerie of depraved outsiders. Cherry empties his finances and turns to bank robbery to fund his addiction. His relationship with Emily is destroyed. Brought to screen in bold, grainy ways by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo. cherry is a darkly humorous, unshakable coming-of-age story of a man on a universal quest for purpose and human connection.
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Additional line-up includes Ciara Bravo (Wayne) as Kirsch’s wife Kelli Burglund (Now apocalypse), Jack Reynor (Midsummer), 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!).
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cherry was adapted by Jessica Goldberg (The way) and co-written by Angela Otstot (The shield). The film is being produced by the Russo Brothers, Chris Castaldi and Studio President Mike Larocca under their AGBO Films banner, along with CEO Jonathan Gray and President Matthew Rhodes under their The Hideaway Entertainment banner. The film is being produced by Todd Makurath and Jake Aust of AGBO and Kristy Maurer Grisham and Judd Payne of The Hideaway Entertainment.
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