Start your engines and get ready to slip back in time. Your first look at The Bikeriders is here.
The film follows a fictional 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members. Check out the trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis from 20th Century Studios:
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 (Jodie Comer), a strong-willed member of the Vandals who’s married to a wild, reckless bikerider named Benny (Austin 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 (Tom 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.
The Bikeriders comes from writer/director Jeff Nichols (Loving, Mud). In addition to Butler, Comer, and Hardy, the film also stars Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Boyd Holbrook, and Norman Reedus.
According to the announcement from 20th Century, most of the cast did their own motorcycle riding in the film.
The Bikeriders premiered at Telluride Film Festival last week to general acclaim, with early critics praising the film’s acting, storytelling, and visuals. It will next screen at the London Film Festival in October. Finally, it will make its US theatrical debut on December 1.
Until then, check back to THS for more updates.