A slew of first look pictures for Cherry have been released, courtesy of Vanity Fair. The pictures show Tom Holland‘s character in several different roles, which makes sense since the film will span a couple decades. We also get our first look at Ciara Bravo as Cherry’s girlfriend Emily.
Cherry will be the first film that Anthony and Joe Russo have directed following Avengers: Endgame. Here are a couple snippets from their interview with Vanity Fair.
“We do think about it as an epic film, and it is very much a person’s life journey,” said Anthony Russo. “But it does have a little bit of a split personality between being this character study and an epic life cycle.”
“He travels a great distance over a 15-year period,” Joe Russo said. “The movie’s broken up into six chapters that reflect those different periods, and each one has a different tone. It’s shot with different lenses, different production design. One’s got magical realism. Another chapter is absurdism. Another is horror…There’s a bit of gonzo in it. It’s raw in its tone. He’s a character in existential crisis.”
The film is based on the 2018 novel by Nico Walker, and the screenplay was written by Angela Russo-Otstot (The Shield) and Jessica Goldberg (The Path). The release date was also revealed to be hitting theaters on February 26, 2021 before streaming on Apple TV+ starting March 12, 2021.
What do you think of the first look at Tom Holland in Cherry? Could this role earn him his first Oscar nomination?