Apple acquired the worldwide rights to the upcoming movie Cherry, the first film directed by the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo since Avengers: Endgame. The film is an adaptation of Nico Walker’s bestselling novel based on his own story, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo.
Apple has been handpicking the original content for their almost 1 year old Apple TV+ service and actually they are doing good job in having great quality content. After spending nearly $70 million on acquiring Tom Hanks’ Greyhound earlier this year from Sony, they landed on nearly $50 million deal for the Russo’s film.
Holland plays a young Cleveland man who, after being spurned by the love of his life, joins the army before she returns to tell him she has made a mistake and they belong together. He becomes an Army medic in Iraq and sees violence and carnage no one should. Returning with a raging case of undiagnosed PTSD, he is prescribed the opiate Oxycontin. Soon, he and his young wife move from pills to heroin, and he turns to robbing banks to pay their debts and feed their habit. Walker’s young wife is played by Ciara Bravo. The deal was first reported by Deadline
The film is written by by Jessica Goldberg and Angela Russo-Otstot. Produced by Anthony and Joe Russo’s production company AGBO after they purchased the film rights to the novel in August 2018 for $1 million, beating out offers from Warner Bros and Sony.
The film is in post production and ready to be released in early 2021 which will make it eligible to be an Oscar contender for the April’s ceremony. This film will be adding more high profile content to the Apple catalog of film including the upcoming release: On The Rocks from Sofia Coppola and starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. A love letter to New York, a generation-clash comedy about how we see relationships differently from our parents, and a funny celebration of the complications that bind modern families even as they tie us in crazy knots. The film has recently premiered at New York Film Festival and coming on Apple TV+ starting October 23rd. Apple has other movies in pre-production or currently in production including Emancipation with Will Smith and directed by Antoine Fuqua, Sharper starring Julianne Moore and Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Cherry will be available on Apple TV+ in 2021.