Tom Holland Undergoes Dramatic Transformation For His Role In A New Movie

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"Cherry" centers on a soldier, played by Holland, who robs banks to fund his addiction to opioids in the midst of his battle with un-diagnosed PTSD.

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Acclaimed actor Tom Holland lost 30 pounds and gained it all back for the role of an army medic traumatized by war in the new film "Cherry."

According to a report from Daily Mail, Holland, whose character is an army medic suffering from PTSD, took method acting to a new level for the new crime drama.

Joe Russo, who directed the movie alongside his brother Anthony, discussed Holland's dedication to the role in an interview.



"[Tom] really shredded himself for the part," Russo told Deadline. "He lost 30 pounds, he gained it back. We're on an independent movie schedule here - he didn't really have a lot of time to be doing these things."

"Cherry" centers on a soldier, played by Holland, who robs banks to fund his addiction to opioids in the midst of his battle with un-diagnosed PTSD.

The film's central narrative is the development of the character's romance with Emily, portrayed by Ciara Bravo, director Anthony explained.



The movie's entire emotional arc is dependent upon the relationship between the two main characters, added Anthony.

He continued by pointing out that the movie explores their deep connection while dealing with challenges, doubts, and a lot of stress.

Meanwhile, Holland graduated from the BRIT School in London. In 2008, he started his acting career on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in the "West End."



He enjoyed further success with his starring role in "The Impossible" (2012), winning the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year.

Holland rose to fame playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films. In 2017, he was named the youngest BAFTA Rising Star.

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