The Bikeriders: Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy and Austin Butler to lead Jeff Nichols’ new film

Mud director Jeff Nichols is gathering a bunch of heavy-hitters for his new film, The bikers. Get ready to gas up to New Regency project is Jodie Comer (Killing Eve, Free Guy) Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Married), and Austin Butler (Elvis, Dune: Part 2). Nichols is directing the film, which is a fictional story inspired by the photography of Danny Lyon and his 1967 book The bikers.

On the production side, Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing through Tri-State. Fred Berger will produce. According to Deadline, The bikers is an original story set in the 1960s following the rise of a fictional Midwestern motorcycle club. Seen through the lives of the members, the club evolves over a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders to a more sinister gang that threatens the original group’s unique lifestyle.

In the spring, Nichols became interested in the project when he bought the script and began courting talent. Nichols’ scripts typically attract well-known actors, so it’s no wonder stars like Comer, Hardy and Butler are already on board. New Regency boarded Nichols’ new film in May and plans to shoot the film in October.

Comer recently finished her role as Villanelle for To kill Eve, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination. She recently appeared in the National Theater Live’s play Prima faciewhich has become the highest-grossing show in the UK since the pandemic began and is heading to Broadway next year.

Hardy’s Destruction is in post production. The story takes place after a drug deal gone wrong, as a bruised detective must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son while unraveling a deep web of corruption and conspiracy that envelops his entire city. Gareth Evans directs, with Timothy Olyphant, Forest Whitaker and Luis Guzman in the lead. Finally, Butler is coming off his breakthrough role as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic. He soon plays as Feyd-Rautha Dune: Part 2.

Are you fascinated by Jeff Nichols’ The bikers? Is this Sons of Anarchy-like feature motorcycle enthusiasts have been waiting for? We’ll find out when it hits theaters sometime down the road.

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