Tom Holland‘s next project will be quite the departure from Spider-Man. However, Holland is reuniting with a pair of familiar directors that know a thing or two about Peter Parker. Cherry, a gritty drama about a troubled young man struggling to find his place in life, stars Holland and is helmed by none other than The Russo Brothers. A trailer for the feature dropped on Thursday. 

Here’s the official synopsis for Cherry:

Cherry features Tom Holland in the title role as an unhinged character who drifts from dropping out of college to serving in Iraq as an Army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and spirals into drug addiction, surrounding himself with a menagerie of depraved misfits. Draining his finances, Cherry turns to bank robbing to fund his addiction, shattering his relationship with Emily along the way.

Now, the flick is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Nico Walker. The script was penned by Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg. Fun fact: Russo-Otstot is the sister of The Russo Brothers. 

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Cherry‘s trailer paints a gripping, visceral portrait of someone grappling with PTSD and addiction. Holland’s Cherry undergoes the trauma of war and the pain of separation from his true love Emily. We see shots of him smack dab in the middle of a terrifying war zone. The trailer opens with Holland sliding a dollar bill across a counter that boldly states, “I have a gun,” with “This is a robbery,” emblazoned on the other side of it. There are scenes featuring Holland and Bravo romantically entwined with proclamations of love and commitment as Cherry prepares to serve in Iraq. Then, we see intermittent shots of Cherry robbing a bank to feed his inner demons. 

Nothing appears chronologically in the trailer, so don’t expect to see a linear timeline during its two minutes and 42 seconds. It almost feels like a dream — a series of clips showcasing a man who’s lived so much in only a few short years of adulthood. War veterans and PTSD are not uncommon subjects in movies, but I’m excited to see Holland stretch his creative wings and dig deep into this character. I sincerely hope it handles mental health and the issues therein with grace and tact. Regardless, this could put Holland on the awards map for 2022. 

You can watch the Cherry trailer below. Cherry stars Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. The film will hit select theaters February 26 with a global release exclusively on Apple TV Plus on March 12. 

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