A month ago, Disney pulled its motorcycle drama “The Bikeriders” from their release schedule. Now a new report at The InSneider indicates that financier New Regency is looking for a new distributor for the feature.
Part of the issue is despite the strikes being over, there isn’t enough time to mount a proper publicity campaign for the film and New Regency, coming off the disappointing $103 million worldwide gross of “The Creator,” which needs the film to perform.
The movie was originally slated for a December 1st opening but was pulled after Beyonce announced her Renaissance concert film would be released in AMC Theaters that day and is expected to open to over $20 million.
It’s also a movie built on its stars like Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, and Tom Hardy – all in-demand actors who will have to be scheduled to promote the movie. Hardy is currently back on set filming the third “Venom” movie.
New Regency is reportedly said to be open to all possibilities for the Jeff Nichols-directed film, including a streaming release. The project had its world premiere in September at Telluride to good reviews, though is seen as a more commercial affair than an awards play.
Michael Shannon, Boyd Holbrook, Norman Reedus, Mike Faist, Emory Cohen, Damon Herriman, Beau Knapp, Karl Glusman, Paul Sparks, Happy Anderson, Will Oldham and Toby Wallace co-star.