Michael Shannon, Boyd Holbrook and Damon Herriman have joined the cast of ‘The Bikeriders’, the new film written and directed by Jeff Nichols, responsible for titles like ‘Take Shelter’ or ‘Mud’. The three will join the previously announced Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy in this production inspired very loosely by Danny Lyon’s photography book of the same name originally published in 1968. It is an original story that will follow the rise of a club A fictional Midwestern biker club in the mid-1960s. Through its various members, we’ll witness the club’s decade-long evolution from a friendly hangout for outsiders into a more sinister gang that threatens the world. unique way of life of its founders. In addition to writing and directing, Nichols will also produce the film with his Tri-State partners Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, with Fred Berger serving as executive producer. The film will also have the backing of New Regency, the company behind films like ‘Deep Waters’, ‘The Man from the North’ and ‘Msterdam’. Although Deadline doesn’t mention it, it’s most likely ‘The Bikeriders’ be distributed worldwide by 20th Century Studios after Disney renewed in December 2021 the collaboration agreement that New Regency had with the former “Fox”. It looks like this will finally be Nichols’ sixth film, the first to shoot since the 2016 release of ‘Midnight Special’ and ‘Loving’. During this time, the filmmaker has been working on projects that we have not yet seen, such as ‘Yankee Comandante’, a spin-off of the successful ‘A Quiet Place’ (which will finally be directed by the person in charge of ‘Pig’, Michael Sarnoski) or a science fiction movie for Paramount Pictures of which nothing has transpired.