‘The Bikeriders’ Trailer: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy in Motorcycle Club Crime-Drama


Watch the above trailer for The Bikeriders, a crime drama boasting a cast that includes Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy, and Austin Butler.

What is the The Bikeriders‘ plot? Here’s the official synopsis:

From writer-director Jeff Nichols (“Loving,” “Midnight Special,” “Mud”), 20th Century Studios and New Regency, “The Bikeriders” is a furious drama following the rise of a fictional 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members. Inspired by Danny Lyon’s iconic book of photography, “The Bikeriders” immerses you in the look, feel, and sounds of the bare-knuckled, grease-covered subculture of ’60s motorcycle riders. Kathy (Comer), a strong-willed member of the Vandals who’s married to a wild, reckless bikerider named Benny (Butler), recounts the Vandals’ evolution over the course of a decade, beginning as a local club of outsiders united by good times, rumbling bikes, and respect for their strong, steady leader Johnny (Hardy). Over the years, Kathy tries her best to navigate her husband’s untamed nature and his allegiance to Johnny, with whom she feels she must compete for Benny’s attention. As life in the Vandals gets more dangerous, and the club threatens to become a more sinister gang, Kathy, Benny and Johnny are forced to make choices about their loyalty to the club and to each other.

Who wrote and directed The Bikeriders? And is it based on a true story?

The film is both written and directed by Jeff Nichols, known for Mud, Midnight Special, Loving, Take Shelter, and Shotgun Stories. The Bikeriders is a fictional story, although it is inspired by the 1967 photo-book of the same name by renowned American photographer Danny Lyon. The book features Lyon’s photography on the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club, of which he was a member, from 1963 to 1967.

Who stars in The Bikeriders?

The film’s cast includes Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Boyd Holbrook, and Norman Reedus, the latter of whom is almost unrecognisable in the trailer (he can be seen revving his bike at two girls, sporting a beard, bad teeth, and sunglasses).

When will The Bikeriders be released?

The film will be opening in U.S. cinemas on December 1st. No Australian release date has yet been announced.

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