Tom Hardy and Austin Butler Form a Violent Biker Gang in ‘The Bikeriders’ Trailer

Tom Hardy and Austin Butler join forces in a new film Cyclists.

A new trailer for the film released Wednesday shows Hardy and Butler’s characters forming a biker gang in Chicago in 1965, brawling, burning down bars and riding motorcycles around the city.

“I was thinking. I can’t run this club forever,” Hardy’s character Johnny says in the trailer, referring to his biker gang the Vandals. “I built this from nothing. This is our family.”

The trailer also shows a sweet meeting between Butler’s character, Benny, and Jodie Comer’s character, Kathy, at a bar. She can be seen recalling their story to another character saying, “That was the first time I saw him. It took my breath away. Five weeks later I married him. I thought I could change it, you know?”

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Multiple fight scenes are shown, including one at an outdoor gathering and in a bar, which Johnny ends up setting on fire. Additional footage shows more violence as Butler’s character asks, “Is that this club now?”

The film’s trailer also highlights the conflict between Johnny and Kathy as they battle over Benny’s future in the biker gang, and Comer’s character seems to disapprove of some things in the gang.

“The club became very big, very fast. They started dealing with drugs, gambling, prostitution,” she says.

Cyclists is a drama that follows “the rise of a fictional 1960s Midwestern motorcycle club through the lives of its members,” according to a press release. The film follows Comer’s character Kathy as she recounts the evolution of the gang over the decades.

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“As life at the Vandals becomes more dangerous and the club threatens to become an even more sinister gang, Kathy, Benny and Johnny are forced to make decisions about their loyalties to the club and to each other,” reads the film’s synopsis.

The film, which is inspired by Danny Lyon’s photographic book about motorcyclists, promises to “immerse” audiences in the “bareheaded, oiled-up subculture of ’60s motorcycle riders.”

It was written and directed by Jeff Nichols, who also directed love. Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Arnon Milchan are producing the film, and Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Sam Hanson, David Kern and Fred Berger are executive producing.

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The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and should be screened at the London Film Festival, which runs from October 4 to 15.

Cyclists opens in theaters on December 1.

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