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Tom Hardy Ready to Ride Easy in Warner Bros. Outlaw Biker Movie

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March 8, 2012
Source: Variety

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In a few short years, Tom Hardy has risen to the A-list and become one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood. The star of Warrior and the anticipated sequel The Dark Knight Rises has just signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. and created a new production company called Executive Options, and today he committed to his first project through the newfound banner. According to Variety, Hardy will star in and produce an untitled biker film that follows a wounded Vietnam veteran who returns to San Francisco in 1969 and, among civil unrest, comes to lead California's most violent outlaw biker club. More below!

Vacancy screenwriter Mark L. Smith wrote the script, based on an original idea from John Linsom, who will produce alongside Hardy. There's no start date yet, but it's safe to assume the brass at Warner Bros. are going to use Hardy's popularity as Bane to their advantage in getting this film made and marketed. The Weinstein Company has already pushed back John Hillcoat's The Wettest County to capitalize on Hardy's fame from the franchise hype so far, so it's not an uncommon tactic. The last biker movie I can remember was 2008's Hell Ride, presented by Quentin Tarantino and starring Dennis Hopper (the real Easy Rider), Vinnie Jones, and Michael Madsen, so Hardy's in good company when it comes to bad-asses portraying some hardcore bikers on the big screen. Excited?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

1

Seems like the brits make good american bikers - he'll have to take lessons from Charlie Hunnam.

Me on Mar 9, 2012

2

Ugh, Charlie Hunnam is so lame.

sparky on Mar 9, 2012

3

 Your gonna see a lot more of him. 😛

Me on Mar 9, 2012

4

Dead men tell no tales

FelixBrown on Mar 9, 2012

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