Actor, photographer, and author Norman Reedus isn’t afraid to push boundaries in his roles throughout his career. In one of his upcoming roles, Reedus didn’t push things too far as he plays a bike club member and gets to ride a motorcycle. But that’s where the similarities to his real life end; in his role as Funny Sonny in The Bikeriders, Reedus is unrecognizable.
The Bikeriders is written and directed by Jeff Nichols, known for Take Shelter and Mud and his long-running partnership with actor Michael Shannon, who has starred in all his feature films. The film is inspired by the 1968 photo book by Danny Lyon, which chronicled the life of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Lyon followed the club from 1963 to 1967 in an “attempt to record and glorify the life of the American bike rider.”
The film follows a fictional Midwest club, the Vandals, between 1965 and 1973, as seen through the eyes of one of its member’s love interest. Kathy is married to Benny, a wild and reckless biker loyal to the club leader, Johnny. She recounts the club’s evolution and, over a decade of changes, which transforms the club into a more sinister gang.
The Bikeriders release date
The Bikeriders will be released in theaters by 20th Century Studios on December 1, 2023.
The film premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2023. The film kicked off the event at the annual Patron’s Preview screening at the Werner Herzog Theatre. Jodie Comer’s performance has been widely praised, seeing her as a possible nomination for the leading actress category.
The Bikeriders cast – Norman Reedus and more
- Jodie Comer – Kathy
- Austin Butler – Benny
- Tom Hardy – Johnny
- Michael Shannon – Zipco
- Norman Reedus – Funny Sonny
- Boyd Holbrook – Cal
- Mike Faist – Danny Lyon
- Damon Herriman – Brucie
- Emory Cohen – Cockroach
- Happy Anderson – Big Jack
- Toby Wallace – The Kid
- Karl Glusman – Corky
- Beau Knapp – Wahoo
Below is an image of Norman Reedus in this role as Funny Sonny.
The Bikeriders trailer
Set in the 1960s, The Bikeriders looks like an action-packed wild ride of a movie.
Don’t miss The Bikeriders on December 1, 2023.
Norman Reedus will reprise his role asDaryl Dixon in The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon which premieres on September 10, 2023 on AMC and AMC+.
He will also premiere his travel series, Ride with Norman Reedus on the same night.