In his new film “Cherry,” Tom Holland has gone from Spider-Man to finally breaking bad, showing a tougher, darker side than the perky chatterbox that is Peter Parker.
The first trailer for “Cherry” — which reunites Holland with “Avengers” directors the Russo Brothers — shows him robbing banks, but doing so calmly and even politely.
“I’m 23 years old, and sometimes I wonder if life is wasted on me,” Holland says in the trailer. “My greatest accomplishment is not dying.”
“Cherry” is based on Nico Walker’s 2018 novel of the same name. The story follows a young man from Ohio who drops out of college to serve in Iraq as an Army medic, only to return home with a serious case of PTSD that spirals into drug addiction. Surrounded by other depraved misfits and draining his finances, he turns to robbing banks in order to fuel his bad habits, slowly alienating his true love along the way. The film is a coming-of-age story, but has some dark humor and grim moments at war both abroad and at home.
Starring alongside Holland in the film are Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg, Forrest Goodluck and Michael Gandolfini.
“Cherry” is directed by “Avengers” directors Anthony and Joe Russo and comes from a screenplay by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg. The Russo Brothers also produced with Mike Larocca, Jonathan Gray, Matthew Rhodes, Jake Aust and Chris Castaldi.
Apple will release “Cherry” in theaters for a late Oscar play on Feb. 26 and will then debut it on Apple TV+ on March 12.
Check out the first trailer here and above.