Cherry (upcoming film)

Cherry is an upcoming American crime drama film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo with a written screenplay by Jessica Goldberg and Angela Russo-Otstot. It is based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker. The film stars Tom Holland in the lead role, along with a supporting cast that includes Ciara Bravo, Bill Skarsgård and Jack Reynor.

Directed byAnthony Russo
Joe Russo
Produced by
  • Chris Castaldi
  • Jonathan Gray
  • Mike Larocca
  • Matthew Rhodes
  • Anthony Russo
  • Joe Russo
Screenplay by
Based onCherry
by Nico Walker
Music byHenry Jackman
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited byJeff Groth
  • AGBO
  • Hideaway Entertainment
CountryUnited States


An Army medic with PTSD becomes addicted to opioids and starts robbing banks to pay for the addiction.



Anthony and Joe Russo's production company AGBO purchased the film rights to the novel in August 2018, beating out offers from Warner Bros., which would've had James Franco directing, and Sony,[2][3] with the Russos set to direct the film.[4] In March 2019, Tom Holland began negotiating to star in the film.[5][6] Ciara Bravo, Bill Skarsgård, Jack Reynor, Jeff Wahlberg, Kyle Harvey, Forrest Goodluck and Michael Gandolfini were added to the cast in October.[7] Pooch Hall would be cast in an undisclosed role in December.[8] Netflix are in early talks to distribute the film.[9]

Filming was initially reported to begin on July 15, 2019.[10][11][12] Filming began on October 8, 2019 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Filming wrapped on January 20, 2020.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Angela Russo-Otstot Set To Co-Write The Screenplay For Russo Brothers' 'Cherry' (EXCLUSIVE)". Discussing Film. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (August 16, 2018). "Hot 'Cherry' Book Auction Handcuffed Because Imprisoned Author Has Run Short Of Phone Call Minutes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (August 24, 2018). "Russo Brothers Close Deal to Direct PTSD Drama 'Cherry'". Variety. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (August 24, 2018). "AGBO Nearing $1M 'Cherry' Book Deal; 'Avengers: Infinity War's Russo Bros Eye Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 11, 2019). "Post 'Avengers', Russos Plan To Work With Tom Holland Again On 'Cherry'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (March 11, 2019). "Tom Holland Reteams With Russo Brothers for 'Cherry' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 3, 2019). "Ciara Bravo Joins Tom Holland in Russo Brothers' Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 16, 2019). "Iliza Shlesinger Joins 'Pieces Of A Woman'; Pooch Hall Cast In 'Cherry'; Halle Berry's 'Bruised' Adds Sheila Atim". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Fisher, Jacob (September 16, 2019). "Netflix In Early Talks For Distribution Rights For Russo Brothers' 'Cherry' (EXCLUSIVE)". Discussing Film. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Tyler, Jacob (April 27, 2019). "Anthony & Joe Russo's 'Cherry' Will Begin Filming July 15th in Cleveland, Ohio". Geeks WorldWide. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  11. ^ "Cherry (Feature Film)". Production List | Film & Television Industry Alliance. June 10, 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 19, 2019). "'Avengers' FaceTime Into Russo Brothers' Comic-Con Panel; Directors' Next Movie 'Cherry' To Be Rated R; Marvel's 'Secret Wars' Teased". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2019.

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