The Bikeriders are back in action. After Disney (under 20th Century) scrapped this month’s release of the feature, the film now has a new premiere date.

20th Century previously planned to release The Bikeriders last week (December 1). However, back in October the studio opted to pull the film from the release schedule. The decision was reportedly due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which prevented the film’s stars from promoting the feature.

Now, Focus Features has stepped in, taking over the distribution from Disney. The film will now officially premiere in theaters June 21, 2024.

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 film comes from writer/director Jeff Nichols. New Regency produces the feature, which was inspired by Danny Lyon’s iconic book of photography,

Focus Features recently released The Holdovers. Other features on the studios’ 2024 slate include the Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black, Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu, and Zelda Williams’ feature directorial debut, Lisa Frankenstein, among others.

For more updates on The Bikeriders, check back to THS. Otherwise, get ready to hit the theaters for this one in June.

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