Apple has purchased Cherry, the first film since the Russo brothers’ record-setting Avengers: Endgame (Avengers: Endgame), and this major transaction is expected to boost the Oscars of the new streaming service.

Anthony and Joe Russo’s opioid crisis TV series starring Spider-Man actor Tom Holland will debut on Apple TV+ early next year. The theater’s performances are also expected to be limited.

Based on Nico Walker’s semi-autobiographical novel, Cheri followed a former army doctor who fell into addiction and addiction after returning to the United States from Iraq due to severe undiagnosable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). crime.

According to reports, Apple purchased the completed film from the production company of Russos with a transaction value of more than US$40 million (approximately Rs 29,479 crore). Neither party publicly confirmed the figure.

Speaking at the Comic-Con fan conference last year, the filmmaking brothers described the project as a “mature” and “complex” observation of the American opioid crisis in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Anthony said at the time: “The crisis moved our family, so this is a deeply personal movie for us.”

He added: “Joe and I are now in a position to make these films, and we want to use the kind of capital we have accumulated.”

The brothers directed four Marvel superhero movies, three of which earned more than $1 billion (approximately Rs 7,369 crore) at the box office. Their fourth film “Avengers: Endgame” surpassed “Avatar” last year and won a box office record of US$2.798 billion (about Rs 20,621 crore).

This deal brought the Apple TV+ launched in November last year into an unusual awards season.

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The coronavirus pandemic has delayed major production and the release of dramas has been delayed for a year or more, which may benefit streaming platforms.

The Hollywood Film Academy postponed the Oscars for two months to allow more films to compete.

It relaxes some eligibility rules to allow movies that skip the big screen and appear on the streaming platform this time.

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