According to DeadlineEmmy winner Jodie Comer, Oscar nominee Tom Hardy and Elvis breakout Austin Butler has signed on to star in New Regency’s drama film, The bikers. This project marks Jeff Nichols’ comeback as a director, six years after the release of the acclaimed romantic drama Loving.
The bikers is inspired by Danny Lyon’s photo book of the same name from 1967. It is an original story set in the 1960s. The film follows the rise of a fictional motorcycle club in the Midwest.
“Through the lives of the members, the club evolves over the course of a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders to a more sinister gang that threatens the original group’s unique lifestyle,” reads the synopsis.
The film will be directed and produced by Nichols. Producers are Tri-State’s Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, with Fred Berger executive producing.
Comer is best known for her acclaimed performance as Villanelle in BBC One’s thriller-dramedy To kill Eve, which has just finished its fourth and final season. She will next be seen in HBO’s sex therapy series Big Swisswhich is produced by Adam McKay.
Hardy is best known for his roles in critically acclaimed and blockbuster films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Beginning, The dark rider rises, and The recurring one. He will next be seen in Gareth Evans’ latest action thriller, Destruction, for Netflix. Butler recently starred in his first major film role as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biographical musical drama film. He is currently filming his next big project — Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two.