Austin Butler's star turn in Elvis last year marked him out as one of the most exciting actors of his generation – and he's set to get even bigger in 2024 thanks to key roles in Dune: Part Two and the TV series Masters of the Air.


Before that though, he's playing a lead role in The Bikeriders the new film from acclaimed director Jeff Nicholls that also stars the likes of Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon.

The gritty drama follows the rise of a fictional Midwestern motorcycle club in the 1960s and has already received some glowing reviews from critics after playing at a number of festivals.

But when can UK cinemagoers expect to see it? Read on for everything we know so far about The Bikeriders.

The Bikeriders release date

Jodie Comer poses on a red carpet in a black lace dress
Jodie Comer

The film had initially been earmarked for a release in UK cinemas on Friday 1st December, but it was subsequently pulled from the schedules with no new date announced.

More recently it has been reported that Disney will no longer be releasing the film as previously planned and that production company New Regency is now looking for a new distribution partner.

Let's hope it gets resolved soon as it certainly seems like an intriguing big-screen proposition.

The Bikeriders cast

The Bikeriders has attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood - with a few of our favourite British icons set to star.

Emmy award winning Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer will play the role of Kathy, and Tom Hardy - who was awarded a CBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama - will act as Johnny.

Joining them is the Oscar-nominated Austin Butler, as well as Michael Shannon, who is a regular collaborator of director Jeff Nichols.

See below for the full cast of The Bikeriders:

  • Jodie Comer as Kathy
  • Austin Butler as Benny
  • Tom Hardy as Johnny
  • Michael Shannon as Zipco
  • Mike Faist as Danny Lyon
  • Norman Reedus as Funny Sonny
  • Boyd Holbrook as Cal
  • Damon Herriman as Brucie
  • Beau Knapp as Wahoo
  • Emory Cohen as Cockroach
  • Karl Glusman as Corky
  • Toby Wallace as The Kid
  • Happy Anderson as Big Jack
Tom Hardy poses in a yellow t-shirt
Tom Hardy Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

What is The Bikeriders about?

Based on Danny Lyons's 1968 book of black-and white photographs, The Bikeriders follows a fictional Midwestern biker gang in 1965 Chicago called the Vandals.

Austin Butler stars as Benny, who, like elder gang member and founder Johnny (Tom Hardy), is unconditionally devoted to the club.

Jodie Comer stars as Kathy, Benny’s wife who fell for him at a young age and grapples with the consequences of Benny’s involvement in the group.

The trailer reveals that the gang eventually get involved with criminal activity and shows the violence that follows.

The Bikeriders trailer

You can watch the official trailer for The Bikeriders below:

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