Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo “couldn’t be more proud” of Spider-Man star Tom Holland, who is “kicking ass” in his role as a drug-addicted bank robber in true story drama Cherry.

Inspired by the book of the same name, penned by first-time novelist Nico Walker, Cherry is the next effort from the Russo’s AGBO Films, production arm behind the Chadwick Boseman-starring 21 Bridges.
电影《谢里》改编自同名小说,由初次写小说的Nico Walker编剧,是罗素通过AGBO电影公司出品的下一部力作,由查德维克·博斯曼主演的《21座桥》的制作公司制作。

An examination of the opioid crisis and other difficult subject matter, including post-traumatic stress disorder and the Iraq war, the directing duo say Holland’s role is “as complicated a role as an actor can play.”

“The whole thing is shocking and surprising. If you’ve read the book, I mean, it’s a very controversial book,” Joe Russo told Collider when promoting 21 Bridges.

“It’s about the opioid crisis, we’re from Ohio — the area of the country that’s considered ground zero for the crisis — we’ve had a lot of people close to us die because of it. So I think the subject matter is difficult.”

Added Anthony, “You’re dealing with PTSD, the Iraq war, the legacy of that war, opioid prescriptions.”

Cherry also touches on heroin abuse and criminality, making for a “very complicated character,” added Joe.

“I’ll say this. Tom Holland is killing it. He’s just kicking ass in this role. And we couldn’t be more proud of him. It’s as complicated a role as an actor can play, and he’s just doing a spectacular job.”