Parma residents get front row seat for Russo Brothers movie production

Parma residents get front row seat for Russo brothers’ movie production

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) - The production of the movie “Cherry,” directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and starring “Spiderman: Far From Home” actor Tom Holland, took place in Parma on Wednesday, bringing lots of excitement.

The new movie explores a real-life story about an army medic suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt.

Crews were filming throughout the day in a couple of locations, including Mack’s Beverage.

Owner Pritesh Patel says having his business involved in the film is exciting.

“They were like, ‘Hey, can we do a shoot with Tom Holland?’ And I was like, ‘What! Tom Holland! My kids are crazy about Tom Holland’ So, I was like, ‘Heck yeah!’ So then, they were like, ‘We’d love to do a shoot here.’ And I said, ‘Let’s do it,’ and I was onboard right away,” he said.

Tiffany Guise lives directly behind Mack’s Beverage and was unaware that filming would be taking place near her home until Tuesday night.

“When I pulled in from work, I’m like, ‘Oh my God. What is this? Why is all of this equipment in front of my house?' And basically, my neighbor told me they’re shooting a movie, and so I seen the setup this morning,” says Guise.

Police say they’ll close traffic on Ridge Road periodically, for three to five minutes throughout the day to film scenes from Mack’s Beverage to an empty building across the street, that has been transformed into a bank.

Production will run until 8 p.m.

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