Irish actor Jack Reynor (‘Midsommar,’ ‘Strange Angel,’ ‘What Richard Did’), ‘IT’ star Bill Skarsgård, and Ciara Bravo (‘Wayne,’ ‘The Long Dumb Road’) are set to star alongside Tom Holland in Joe and Anthony Russo’s drama ‘Cherry.’
The sibling duo’s first non-Marvel feature, the film is based on Nico Walker’s novel of the same name detailing the true-life story of the author, who at the age of 19 dropped out of college and enlisted in the US Army. Walker served as an Army medic in Iraq 11 months, going on more than 250 combat missions.
When he returned to civilian life in, Walker was left with seven medals and commendations, as well as un-diagnosed PTSD. Depressed and traumatized, the young man fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. He was arrested in April 2011, pleaded guilty in 2012 and was given an 11-year sentence. Walker is scheduled for release in 2020.
Forrest Goodluck (‘The Revenant’), Jeff Wahlberg (‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’), Michael Gandolfini (‘The Many Saints of Newark’) and singer-songwriter Kyle Harvey also star.
Production on the project is underway in Cleveland, Ohio with the Russos directing from a script by Jessica Goldberg (‘The Path’).