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Joe Russo Says Tom Holland Delivers 'Oscar Worthy Performance' In Cherry

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Joe Russo Says Tom Holland Delivers 'Oscar Worthy Performance' In Cherry

Joe Russo believes Tom Holland's performance in his upcoming film Cherry is 'Oscar worthy'.

Holland stars in the crime drama directed by the Russo brothers, based on the novel of the same name by Nico Walker, which follows the story of an army medic who becomes addicted to opioids and begins robbing banks to fund his addiction.

In a world without Covid-19, we'd be able to assess the Oscar-worthiness of this performance for ourselves in the near future, as the movie is currently in post production; however, the uncertainty caused by the disease and social distancing measures means we don't have a release date just yet.

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Judging by the verdict of the younger Russo though, Holland's performance should be worth the wait.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, he said: "I think it's an Oscar worthy performance. I think he is absolutely amazing in it. He gives a gut wrenching performance.

"What he does to himself emotionally and physically is unbelievable. We haven't a seen an actor in a role like this in a while.

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"The movie spans a decade, complemented by an epic performance. And one that I certainly hope will be in the Oscar conversation."

Lofty praise indeed.

Elaborating on where they're at with the film, Russo said it was 'a few months' from being complete, though it's hard to say when it will actually be released.

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He said: "We're in post. We've been editing remotely with our editor. We're just about to lock picture, and start music and sound on it so it'll be ready in a few months.

"The question is, what's the market going to be? Where we are going to be? When are movie theatres going to reopen? There's a lot of questions that need to be answered before we release it."

So you can add Cherry to the list of reasons why you're looking forward to this being all over.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Tom Holland, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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