Jeff Nichols’ eagerly awaited movie, The Bikeriders, is set for a December 1 release. The film, based on a renowned photo book, features an ensemble cast and provides an intriguing examination of a fictional biker gang’s evolution from a sanctuary for the socially alienated to a dangerous criminal syndicate. As The Bikeriders is set for release amidst a busy festive season, alongside other high-profile films, it suggests a possible reluctance from studios to postpone releases due to the SAG/WGA strike.
The Bikeriders, Jeff Nichols’ long-in-development biker saga, will make its cinema debut in the holiday season, with its premiere set for December 1. The movie features a star-studded ensemble cast, including notable actors such as Tom Hardy, Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Boyd Holbrook, Norman Reedus, and Michael Shannon, a consistent collaborator with Nichols. The narrative takes inspiration from the 1968 photo book by esteemed photographer Danny Lyons, who immersed himself into a motorcycle club for the project.
The movie tracks the development of a fictitious mid-20th century Midwestern biker gang, charting its inception as a haven for outcasts and its subsequent devolution into a violent criminal enterprise, causing turmoil among its founding members. This narrative closely reflects the trajectory of many biker clubs of that era, initially formed by disillusioned veterans and later turning into ruthless criminal organizations involved in drug trade, prostitution, and violence. The Bikeriders marks Nichols’ first film since 2016, following his sci-fi thriller Midnight Special and Loving, a historical drama chronicling the journey towards the legalization of interracial marriage. Nichols, after departing a spinoff of A Quiet Place, dedicated himself to The Bikeriders, a passion project of his spurred into action by Shannon, who had reservations about the film’s realization.
‘The Bikeriders’ Launches Amidst A Packed Holiday Season
The Bikeriders, under 20th Century Studios, will make its debut in an increasingly busy holiday season – signaling that studios may be less inclined to delay their release slate due to the SAG/WGA strike than previously thought, particularly for prospective awards season contenders. The Bikeriders shares its release date with the Thomasin McKenzie/Anne Hathaway psychological period thriller Eileen. Emerald Fennell’s black comedy Saltburn, starring Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi, will premiere the preceding week on November 24. Following that, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein-inspired Poor Things (rescheduled from its initial September release) and Jonathan Majors’ bodybuilding drama Magazine Dreams will release the subsequent week, on December 8.
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The production of The Bikeriders is managed by Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones through Nichols’ production company Tri-State and co-produced by New Regency Pictures. Fred Berger will serve as the executive producer. The filming concluded last December, and it is now in the post-production stage.
The Bikeriders is set for a December 1 premiere. Keep an eye on FilmSweep for future updates, and check out FilmSweep’s interview with director Nichols below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Bikeriders Release
When will ‘The Bikeriders’ be released?
‘The Bikeriders’ is set for a premiere on December 1.
Who is starring in ‘The Bikeriders’?
The movie features a star-studded cast including Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Boyd Holbrook, Norman Reedus, and Michael Shannon.
What is ‘The Bikeriders’ based on?
‘The Bikeriders’ is based on the 1968 photo book by renowned photographer Danny Lyons, who integrated himself into a motorcycle club for the project.
Who is the director of ‘The Bikeriders’?
The film is directed by Jeff Nichols, marking his first film since his 2016 releases, Midnight Special and Loving.
What does the film ‘The Bikeriders’ depict?
The film tracks the history of a fictional mid-20th century Midwestern biker gang, charting its transformation from a refuge for misfits into a violent criminal organization.
Is ‘The Bikeriders’ being released during the SAG/WGA strike?
Yes, ‘The Bikeriders’ is set for release during the SAG/WGA strike, hinting that studios may not be keen on delaying releases due to the strike.