Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer and ‘Elvis’ breakthrough star Austin Butler will make up the ensemble cast for Jeff Nichols feature ‘The Bikeriders.’
The fictional story inspired by the photography of Danny Lyon and his 1967 book is an original story set in the 1960s following the rise of a fictional Midwestern motorcycle club. Seen through the lives of its members, the club evolves over the course of a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders into a more sinister gang, threatening the original group’s unique way of life.
Nichols will direct the feature. Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing through Tri-State, the company they share with Nichols, alongside New Regency. Fred Berger is executive producing.
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Butler can currently be seen as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll in ‘Elvis,’ which already has grossed more than $230 million globally and put him in the early mix for awards consideration. He landed the coveted role of Feyd-Rautha in ‘Dune: Part 2’ and is shooting the sequel now. He also has the ‘Band of Brothers’ sequel ‘Masters of the Air’ coming out on Apple next year.
Hardy most recently starred in ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage.’ The film became one of the first big hits in the post-pandemic era, bringing more than $500 million at the global box office. The next instalment already is in development, with Hardy set to return as the title Marvel character.