August 27, 2018 5:54 am
August 27, 2018 5:54 am
Anthony And Joe Russo Attached To Direct Cherry

They’re currently busy sweating the editing and visual effects details of the still-untitled new Avengers movie, but Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo already have one eye on a potential future project that won’t mean wiping out half of life in the universe. They’ve nabbed the rights to a novel named Cherry and are aiming to direct it as their next movie.

The filmmaking siblings have set up the adaptation via their studio AGBO, picking up the rights to Nico Walker’s based-on-truth novel, which parallels the true life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme un-diagnosed PTSD and fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.

Jessica Goldberg, already at work on one novel adaptation for the company, will write the script for this next project, which the Russos scored in a rights auction, over the likes of Warner Bros. and Sony.

As for that aforementioned, slightly anticipated next film, the next Avengers arrives on 26 April next year.