American actor Tom Hardy has joined “Mud” director Jeff Nichols’ next project “The Bikeriders” for New Regency.
Jodie Comer and Austin Butler will also star in the project.
The movie is a fictional story inspired by the photography of Danny Lyon and his 1967 book “The Bikeriders“.
Set in the 1960s, the movie follows the rise of a fictional Midwestern motorcycle club as it evolves over the course of a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders into a more sinister gang, threatening the original group’s unique way of life.
Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing through Tri-State, the company they share with Nichols, alongside New Regency. Fred Berger is executive producing.
Nichols has been putting the project together since the spring when he brought the script to the market and began meeting with talent.
Hardy was last seen in the box office hit “Venom: Let There Be Carnage“. The movie became one of the first big hits in the post-pandemic era, bringing more than $500 million at the global box office.
The next installment already is in development, with Hardy set to return as the title Marvel character.
“Venom” is centered around journalist Eddie Brock (Hardy) and his alter-ego Venom, the otherworldly lethal protector in Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, one that is anchored by baddies like Morbius and Kraven the Hunter.