Tom Hardy to star in ’60s biker movie

The 'Dark Knight Rises' villain will play a Vietnam veteran

Tom Hardy has signed up to star in a biker movie set in the 1960s.

The British actor will also producer the as-yet-untitled motorcycle gang film for Warner Bros, with The Hole screenwriter Mark L Smith writing the script.

According to Variety, Hardy will play a Vietnam veteran who returns to San Francisco and forms a gang.

Hardy recently starred in mixed martial arts film Warrior and spy comedy This Means War. But his highest profile role to date will be as supervillain Bane in Christopher Nolan‘s Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises.

That film’s writer Jonathan Nolan said recently that Hardy does “spectacular” things with that character, saying: “I’ve gotta tell you, I think what Tom Hardy is doing with the role is spectacular. I’ve had the benefit of seeing a little bit more than the audience has seen, at this point, and it’s pretty spectacular.”

You can watch the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises below.