Prepare to rev your engines as 20th Century Studios has dropped the highly anticipated trailer and poster for their upcoming feature film, “The Bikeriders.” Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, this film made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival last week and has already received critical acclaim.
Deadline’s Pete Hammond hails the ensemble cast, led by Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve,” “The Last Duel”), Austin Butler (“Elvis”), and Tom Hardy (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant”), as superb.
The cast, many of whom performed their own motorcycle stunts on a variety of era-appropriate bikes, also includes Michael Shannon (“Bullet Train”), Mike Faist (“West Side Story”), Boyd Holbrook (“Logan”), and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”). “The Bikeriders,” brought to life by writer-director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Midnight Special,” “Mud”), is a gripping drama that traces the ascent of a fictional 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members. Inspired by Danny Lyon’s iconic photography book, it immerses viewers in the gritty, oil-soaked subculture of ’60s bikers.
Kathy (played by Comer), a determined Vandals club member married to the wild and reckless Benny (Butler), recounts the Vandals’ journey over a decade. The club begins as a local assembly of outsiders united by camaraderie, roaring bikes, and their unwavering leader, Johnny (Hardy). As time passes, Kathy grapples with her husband’s untamed spirit and his loyalty to Johnny, with whom she competes for Benny’s attention. With the Vandals veering toward a more menacing path, Kathy, Benny, and Johnny are confronted with choices about their allegiance to the club and each other.
Produced by Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Arnon Milchan, “The Bikeriders” promises to be a gripping and visceral cinematic experience. Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Sam Hanson, David Kern, and Fred Berger serve as executive producers.
Next on the agenda, “The Bikeriders” will be showcased at the London Film Festival from October 4th to 15th. Australian audiences can also anticipate its arrival in cinemas in the near future. Get ready for a wild ride!