Sundance Adds Two World Premieres: ‘Judas And the Black Messiah’ & ‘Captains Of Zaatari’

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SOURCE: | Anthony D’Alessandro
January 12, 2021

Before its Feb. 12, 2021 release, Warner Bros.’ Fred Hampton movie Judas and the Black Messiah will make its world premiere at this year’s Sundance.

The movie, directed and co-written by Shaka King, will premiere on Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:00pm Mountain Time on the digital platform, and will also play at several satellite screens listed at the end of this article.

In addition, making its world premiere in the World Documentary Competition Section is Egypt’s Captains of Zaatari from filmmaker Ali El Arabi. The movie will premiere at Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7pm MT.



See Tom Holland in Cherry Teaser as Robert Downey Jr. Praises His Performance

Tom Holland in Cherry | CREDIT: APPLE TV+






SOURCE: | Jen Juneau
January 11, 2021

Tom Holland is branching out.

The 24-year-old actor stars in the upcoming crime-drama film Cherry based on the 2018 book of the same name by Nico Walker, in which he plays a young Army medic with post-traumatic stress disorder who starts robbing banks to fund his addiction to opioids.

In a teaser that dropped Friday, Holland, as the titular character, walks into an Armed Forces Career Center, where he is shown explaining to a recruiter that he wants to joint the Army for perspective.




Russo Brothers release trailer for filmed-in-Cleveland drama ‘Cherry’

Tom Holland in “Cherry,” premiering globally March 12, 2021 on Apple TV+.







SOURCE: | Joey Morona
January 11, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Movie fans are getting their first look at “Cherry,” the filmed-in-Cleveland drama directed by native sons Joe and Anthony Russo.

The brothers released the trailer for the movie over the weekend. In the 70-second teaser, Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”) is seen enlisting in the army to serve in the Iraq war.



Watch: First teaser drops for Russo brothers’ Cleveland-filmed ‘Cherry’ starring Tom Holland

SOURCE: WKYC 3 Studios | Ryan Haidet
January 11, 2021

CLEVELAND – It has been more than a year since Cleveland’s own Russo brothers brought Cherry — their latest production — to film in Northeast Ohio.

Now, we’re getting our first official look at a clip from the movie, which stars Spider-Man actor Tom Holland, ahead of its March 12 release on Apple TV+.




Here’s the Trailer for ‘Cherry,’ the Russo Brothers Movie Based on the Critically Acclaimed Book by Cleveland Native Nico Walker






SOURCE: Cleveland Scene | Vince Grzegorek
January 9, 2021

The Russo Brothers film adapted from Nico Walker’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel “Cherry” and filmed in Cleveland finally has a trailer and a release date.

Written by Walker while serving time in federal prison, the book was a semi-autobiographical tale of his time in the army, his resulting PTSD, his spiral into painkiller addiction after returning to Cleveland, and the desperate string of bank robberies he committed afterward to feed his habit.



‘Cherry’: Tom Holland’s New Movie with Russo Brothers Unveils First Teaser Trailer






SOURCE: Collider | Allie Gemmill
December 9, 2020

This week, directors Joe and Anthony Russounveiled the first teaser trailer for Cherry. Tom Holland stars in the genre-bending new movie based on Nico Walker’s novel of the same name. The title Cherry comes from the name of the movie’s protagonist (played by Holland), an army medic who suffers from PTSD following his experiences in the Middle East and comes home only to sink into a dangerous cycle of drug addiction and crime to feed that addiction. Cherry is the big follow-up to Avengers: Endgamefor both the Russo brothers, as well as the first time the director duo and the actor have worked together on a non-MCU movie.



Rocky River native competing on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America’

Rocky River native Joey Kinsley is competing in this season of “Worst Cooks in America.” (Photo courtesy Jason DeCrow)









SOURCE: | Anne Nickoloff
January 8, 2021

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — One of this season’s “Worst Cooks in America” is from right here in Northeast Ohio.

Rocky River’s Joey Kinsley is a competitor on this season of the popular Food Network program, competing against other fellow chefs to win the grand prize. Currently, he’s made it past one episode of the competitive series.



‘Cherry’: Tom Holland Tackles His Most Mature Role Yet for an Oscars Play







SOURCE: Variety | Clayton Davis
January 8, 2021

Tom Holland takes on his most serious role so far in Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Cherry,” the filmmakers’ first outing following the box office smash “Avengers: Endgame.” Before a virtual crowd of journalists and industry voters, the film was screened with a live conversation with the cast and filmmakers moderated by Oscar nominee and “Iron Man” star Robert Downey Jr.



Exclusive First Look At ‘Cherry’ Plus Interview With Joe And Anthony Russo On Their Timely New Film, The Future Of Movie Exhibition, And More – Behind The Lens







SOURCE: | Pete Hammond
January 8, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Joe Russo and Anthony Russo helped me launch the new season of my Deadline video series, Behind The Lens, as we give you the first-ever look at their new epic movie, Cherry and cover the waterfront on a number of different topics including the very future of movies themselves.



Moment of Truth: Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield stun in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’








SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly | Andrew Lawrence
January 5, 2021

EXCLUSIVE – When it comes to emotional scene work, LaKeith Stanfield’s method is to retreat into silence. Something about it sends his mind racing to call up every dark moment, difficult loss, and deep-seated sadness. But on Dec. 4, 2019, things got a little too quiet for the Atlanta star on the Cleveland set of Judas and the Black Messiah, the bravura first studio film from director Shaka King that rehashes the state-sanctioned killing of 21-year-old Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton. On the docket was a scene that called for Stanfield, who plays a college-age FBI informant named William O’Neal, to betray an unwitting Hampton during a Last Supper-type party at the chairman’s home, hours before Chicago police would storm in (on O’Neal’s intel) and pockmark the place — and Hampton — in a hail of bullets. The hush that came over the set that day was palpable.