Austin Butler Embraces Moto Style for The Bikeriders

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Published May 6, 2024

Austin Butler as Benny leads a group of bikers in The Bikeriders, donning a rugged leather jacket with patches.Pin
Austin Butler, as Benny, leads a group of bikers in The Bikeriders, donning a rugged leather jacket with patches. Photo: Focus Features

Arriving in theaters on June 21, 2024, The Bikeriders, directed by Jeff Nichols and presented by Focus Features, offers a compelling story that captures the essence of a Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals.

The Bikeriders

In The Bikeriders, Austin Butler as Benny and Tom Hardy as Johnny blaze down the road, dressed in biker denim and leather.Pin
In The Bikeriders, Austin Butler as Benny and Tom Hardy as Johnny blaze down the road dressed in biker denim and leather. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features

Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, and Norman Reedus, the film follows a decade in the lives of its characters as the club transforms from a refuge for outsiders into a more notorious group.

Norman Reedus as Funny Sonny in The Bikeriders sports a classic rebel look with a fringed, patch-covered leather and denim jacket.Pin
Norman Reedus as Funny Sonny in The Bikeriders sports a classic rebel look with a fringed, patch-covered leather and denim jacket. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features

The film is about the rise and evolution of a motorcycle club and a visual journey into the world of biker style. The biker jacket, a symbol of rugged individualism and rebellion, serves as a crucial narrative element, reflecting the evolving identities of the characters.

The Bikeriders scene with Tom Hardy as Johnny and Austin Butler as Benny. Pin
The Bikeriders scene with Tom Hardy as Johnny and Austin Butler as Benny. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features

The portrayal of these jackets, along with other aspects of biker attire like denim, mirrors the personal and collective stories of the club members.

As The Kid in The Bikeriders, Toby Wallace cruises the city streets in a timeless black leather jacket. Pin
As The Kid in The Bikeriders, Toby Wallace cruises the city streets in a timeless black leather jacket. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features

The Bikeriders promises a cinematic exploration of a motorcycle club’s history and a deep dive into the cultural impact of this subculture over time. Through its storytelling and stylistic choices, the film takes audiences on a ride through its characters’ tumultuous yet fascinating lives, carving out a unique place in the portrayal of Americana on screen.

In The Bikeriders, Emory Cohen as Cockroach, Jodie Comer as Kathy, and Austin Butler as Benny are captured during a tense scene. Pin
In The Bikeriders, Emory Cohen as Cockroach, Jodie Comer as Kathy, and Austin Butler as Benny are captured during a tense scene. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features
Austin Butler as Benny in The Bikeriders embodies solo freedom on a bike, clad in a sleek leather jacket.Pin
As Benny in The Bikeriders, Austin Butler embodies freedom on a bike, clad in a leather jacket. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features
The Bikeriders features Jodie Comer as Kathy and Austin Butler as Benny.Pin
The Bikeriders feature Jodie Comer as Kathy and Austin Butler as Benny. Photo: Kyle Kaplan / Focus Features
The promotional poster for The Bikeriders showcases Austin Butler as Benny, Tom Hardy as Johnny, and Jodie Comer as Kathy in denim biker gear.Pin
The promotional poster for The Bikeriders showcases Austin Butler as Benny, Tom Hardy as Johnny, and Jodie Comer as Kathy in denim biker gear. Photo: Focus Features
A promotional poster for The Bikeriders with Austin Butler as Benny, sitting on his bike.Pin
A promotional poster for The Bikeriders with Austin Butler as Benny, sitting on his bike. Photo: Focus Features

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