HN Entertainment has learned that the working title of Tom Holland’s currently in production crime/drug thriller Cherry directed by The Russo Brothers will be Half Shell.
The plot parallels the true-life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell into an opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Nico Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.
Not sure if this is a nod to their love of oysters or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but it’s an odd one.
Working titles are normally only used during the production of a feature film to keep regular people away from the set of a popular film or television.
The supporting cast of Cherry includes Ciara Bravo, Bill Skarsgard, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck, Jeff Wahlberg, Michael Gandolfini, and Kyle Harvey.
The director siblings over the summer confirmed that the film would be aiming for a Hard-R rating.
Cherry is the follow-up to The Russo Brothers’ massive hit Avengers: Endgame which now holds the record for highest-grossing film toppling James Cameron’s Avatar.
Tom Holland is quite busy these days as next year he is said to shoot Sony’s Uncharted movie directed by Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and will play Peter Parker once again in the third MCU solo Spider-Man film directed by Jon Watts.
With the new Spider-Man deal between Marvel/Disney and Sony Pictures, Holland will also play Spider-Man in yet-to-be-named Disney film as well. It’ll be interesting to find out if that project will be a sequel to a solo franchise or a giant team-up event feature film like Infinity War/Endgame.
The Russo Brothers are also working hard on other projects including a feature film version of the anime series Battle of The Planets.
Filming on Cherry is expected to take place in Ohio, California, and Georgia.
A release date has yet to be officially announced for Cherry but is said to drop sometime in 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT