Though he starred in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” for Jon Watts, Tom Holland actually made his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the Russo Brothers. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo first utilized him in “Captain America: Civil War” and then again in “Avengers: Infinity War.” They’ve also (presumably) got him in “Avengers: Endgame.” They must have enjoyed their time with Holland, since they’ve hired him for a new project they’re developing.
Variety has the exclusive, writing that the Russo Brothers have tapped Holland to star in “Cherry.” The pair hope to make it their next directing effort after they finish up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jessica Goldberg adapted the novel “Exit West” for them and it’s a film they seem eager to get to work on.
Here’s some of what the article had to say:
With the culmination of the “Avengers” storyline on the horizon, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is in talks to star in the Russo brothers’ “Cherry,” which is expected to be the directing duo’s first feature non-Marvel gig.
“Avengers: Endgame” helmers Joe and Anthony Russo will direct from a script by Jessica Goldberg, who adapted the novel “Exit West” for the brothers’ studio AGBO and was creator and EP of Hulu series “The Path.”
AGBO acquired the rights to Nico Walker’s book, “Cherry,” in August, with plans to shoot over the summer.
“Cherry” parallels the true life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.
Holland is a talented up and comer, so the Russo Brothers re-teaming with him could be a boon for all involved. “Cherry” will be an interesting change of pace for the filmmakers, that’s for sure.