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Tom Holland attends the Los Angeles Global Premiere for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Getty Images)

Spider-Man star Tom Holland is lining up an intriguing new role that’s very different from his signature superhero. According to Variety, he’s in talks to star in a big screen adaptation of Nico Walker‘s bank-robbing novel Cherry.

It’s the latest project from sibling film-making duo the Russo Brothers, who previously directed 22-year-old Holland in last year’s Avengers: Infinity War and this year’s Avengers: Endgame.

Published last year, Cherry is an autobiographical novel which follows an American soldier who returns home from the War in Iraq with PTSD, becomes addicted to opiates, and begins robbing banks. Walker is currently serving time for his crimes and is scheduled to be released from prison in November 2020.

Cherry represents the latest effort from Holland to broaden his range. Later this year he’ll be seen in sci-fi film Chaos Walking, which is an adaptation of a novel by Patrick Ness, creator of Doctor Who spin-off Class. Meanwhile, Holland is currently shooting a drama film called The Devil All the Time in Alabama, alongside co-stars including Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.

But first he’ll be seen reprising his most famous role in Avengers: Endgame, due in theaters April 26, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, set for release on July 5.

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By Nick Levine