Tom Holland

Members of the cast and crew of "Cherry" visited the haunted Blood Prison. In the center of the group is Tom Holland, who starred in the latest Spider-Man and Avengers series. He is playing the lead role in "Cherry," which is being filmed in Cleveland.

MANSFIELD — It was the haunters of the Blood Prison at the Ohio State Reformatory that got the shock-and-awe treatment Saturday night.

"You never know who is going to show up," said Dan Smith, associate director at the historic prison. "Sometimes it's your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."

Tom Holland, the latest actor to portray the web-slinging Avenger, director Joe Russo and actress Ciara Bravo made a trip to the haunted prison Saturday night.

Joe Russo and his brother, Anthony are best known for directing four installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Among these, Endgame grossed over $2.796 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time.

"We got an email about how Joe Russo wanted to come and check it out," Smith said. "We told them we could open it up to anyone on the cast."

Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo and Joe Russo are currently stationed in Cleveland while filming the Russo brothers' newest movie, "Cherry." The brothers were raised in Cleveland and attended Benedictine High School.

The movie is set to be released on Jan. 1, 2020 according to IMBD.com

The site gives a short synopsis of the movie: "An Army medic suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt."

Smith said Holland and his crew were very nice. 

"This is an awesome opportunity for Mansfield and the Reformatory," Smith added. "To have people of their caliber, making arguably the biggest movies right now, is great. Now we have a network and if they need a prison, they know about us and where to find us."

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Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.