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Tom Holland to Star in Heist Story ‘Cherry’ from Russo Brothers

Joe and Anthony Russo to direct adaptation of Nico Walker’s 2018 novel

Tom Holland is in talks to star in a new film from his “Avengers” directors Anthony and Joe Russo, the heist movie “Cherry,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

The Russo brothers are directing the film based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker about a former Iraq War Army medic who turned to robbing banks to pay for his increasing medical bills and cope with his PTSD.

While fictionalized, the book parallels the true story of its author, Walker, who himself was an army medic who was caught and convicted for bank robbery. Walker is currently serving out the last two years of his 11-year prison sentence.

Jessica Goldberg, the creator of the Hulu series “The Path,” adapted the novel for the screen. The Russo’s studio AGBO acquired the rights to the novel in August and plans to shoot the film this summer. They’ll also produce along with AGBO’s Mike Larocca.

Goldberg also previously worked with AGBO in adapting the novel “Exit West.”

Holland will next be seen in the Russo’s “Avengers: Endgame” as Spider-Man, as well as in the Sony follow-up “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” He’s also attached to the sci-fi “Chaos Walking,” to a thriller with Chris Evans called “The Devil All the Time” and to voice roles for “Spies in Disguise,” “The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle” and the next Pixar movie “Onward.”

Both Holland and the Russos are repped by WME, and Holland is also repped by the Curtis Brown Group.

The news of Holland’s casting was first reported by Variety.