Jodie Comer’s ‘visceral’ new film The Bikeriders is a biker chick drama that we can’t wait to watch

Jodie Comer’s ‘visceral’ new film The Bikeriders is a biker chick drama that we can’t wait to watch

“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,” it reads.

“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.”

Jodie will narrate the story of her marriage to Benny and the biker gang to a journalist.

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Does The Bikeriders have a release date?

We know that it will be released into cinemas, but we don’t know exactly when yet. Due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, and the fact that the film shifted studios, the release date was delayed. It’s likely to get a cinema release in 2024.

Is there a trailer for The Bikeriders?

There is indeed – and it looks pretty badass, with many smouldering biker dudes, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy included.

We see Jodie’s character Kathy meet Benny (Butler) and describes him taking her breath away. And in those biker leathers, we completely understand.

“I thought I could change him, you know?” she tells an iteration of Danny Lyon in the film, played by Mike Faist.

The Guardian has given the film five stars, with critic Peter Bradshaw complimenting Jodie’s ability to depict the “ritual absurdity of the Vandals’ codes of masculinity” within the motorcycle gang.

As ever, Jodie’s bringing all the goods by the looks of it – this time to the simmering toxic masculinity-laced era of 1960s motorcycle culture.

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