— Updated on 17 May 2024

WATCH: Tom Hardy Plays Another Gritty Outlaw In ‘The Bikeriders’

— Updated on 17 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

While we’d happily sit and watch Tom Hardy read bedtime stories for the rest of his career if he ever decided that was the move, we’re thankful he chooses to occasionally revisit the crime genre with films like The Bikeriders for our collective entertainment.

Inspired by Danny Lyon’s 1968 black-and-white photography book, this forthcoming release from 20th Century Studios follows a fictional Chicago biker gang known as the Vandals led by Johnny (Hardy), who apparently sees a successor in the wild-at-heart Benny (Austin Butler).

Told through the lens of Benny’s wife and fellow Vandals member Kathy (Jodie Comer), this recount of the club’s chaotic evolution from a rough band of misfits to a legitimate criminal organisation looks to be quite a dramatic decade-long chronicle.

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Tom Hardy, Austin Butler, and Jodie Comer are joined by a quietly heavy-hitting cast comprised of Michael Shannon as Zipco, Norman Reedus as Funny Sonny, Boyd Holbrook as Cal, Damon Herriman as Brucie, and Mike Faist as the screen version of Danny Lyon, plus plenty more.

The Bikeriders has been directed and adapted by Jeff Nichols. The very same Jeff Nichols behind Take Shelter, Midnight Special, and one of the more notable McConaissance movies, Mud. The cinematography, on the other hand, has been accomplished by Nichols’ longtime collaborator Adam Stone.

In the wake of the SAG-AFTRA strikes, which delayed the release by about six months, keep an eye out for The Bikeriders from June 21st (and check out the trailer above).

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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