Tom Holland has spent so much time in spandex over the past few years, we're very nearly conditioned to simply refer to him as Peter Parker/Spider-Man/the guy we all hope will end up dating Zendaya in real life.
And as it turns out, Holland seemingly has no intentions to entirely break free of the world of superhero flicks, as his latest project outside of the MCU is a collab with the Russo Brothers, who directed Holland to great success in the last two Avengers films.
In the film, titled Cherry, Holland and the Russos will tell the story of Nico Walker, a real-life army medic living through PTSD upon his return from the Iraq War. From 2005 to 2006, Walker served on more than 250 combat missions, struggling to re-adjust to civilian life upon his return. He eventually turned to opioids, spiraling into a Heroin addiction that he started robbing banks to fund.
Walker was eventually convicted of Armed robbery and given an 11-year sentence in 2013. In prison, he was put in contact with a publisher, who encouraged him to pen a novel based on his experiences. The result, semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, released to rapturous acclaim from critics.
Holland will play the character based on Walker, while he'll be joined by Ciara Bravo, Bill Skarsgård, Jack Reynor, Jeff Wahlberg, Kyle Harvey, Forrest Goodluck and Michael Gandolfini. It's thought that the film will be released on Netflix, who are apparently in talks to acquire the rights to the project. Jessica Goldberg will pen the script on the project.
Holland has since shared the first image from filming on Cherry, which is apparently due for release in 2020.
News from the film's production pretty much dries up there for now, but we'll be sure to bring you more updates on the film as they come. Holland's role after Cherry will apparently be that of a young Nathan Drake in the upcoming film adaptation of Uncharted. That's set to drop on December 18, 2020, with Travis Knight directing.
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