The cast for director Jeff Nichols’ next feature film, The Bikeriders, continues to grow following the announcement that Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, and Tom Hardy would lead the cast. Today, Deadline revealed that Michael Shannon, Boyd Holbrook, and Damon Herriman have also joined the film.
The Bikeriders is a fictional story inspired by the photography of Danny Lyon and his 1967 book The Bikeriders. The film is an original story set in the 1960s, and follows the rise of a fictional Midwestern motorcycle club. The club evolves over the course of a decade from a gathering place for local outsiders into a sinister gang, threatening the original group’s way of life. The story is seen through the lives of the club’s members.
Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones are producing through Tri-State, which the pair share with Nichols, alongside New Regency, with Fred Berger executive producing.
Shannon and Nichols are once again reuniting for the project, with their work together tracing back to Nichols’ breakout film Take Shelter, which Shannon starred in. The pair have worked on several films together since then. Shannon is currently making his directing debut on Eric Larue, which Nichols and Green are also producing.
Holbrook can currently be watched as the nightmare-inducing Corinthian in Warner Bros. and Netflix’s adaptation of The Sandman, which you can read our review for here, and B.J. Novak’s directorial debut Vengeance, which is available to purchase on Prime Video and is playing in select theaters now. In addition to The Bikeriders, Holbrook will be seen in the upcoming Indiana Jones 5.
Herriman’s resume includes films The Tourist and The Underground Railroad, Better Man, and Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood.
Stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for more updates as the film develops.