'Biker Boyz' gang initiates Kid Rock
Thu Aug 8, 2:07 AM ET
By Chris Gardner
LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- After playing a Trans Am-driving rival of David Spade in Columbia Pictures' "Joe Dirt," Kid Rock is ready to gun it on the big screen again -- this time on two wheels in DreamWorks Pictures' urban motorcycle project "Biker Boyz."
Kid Rock is one of the most recent additions to the cast of the Reggie Rock Bythewood-directed project, joining lead Lisa Bonet and supporting players, including Djimon Hounsou, Salli Richardson, Larenz Tate, Terence Howard, Melissa De Sousa, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Rick Gonzalez and Dante and Dion Basco.
Previously announced cast members include topliner Laurence Fishburne, Derek Luke, Orlando Jones, Brendan Fehr and Meagan Good.
Billed as a contemporary Western on motorcycles, "Biker Boyz" is set in the world of black motorcycle clubs and follows the real-life exploits of Manuel Galloway (Fishburne), a California motorcycle club president known as the King of Cali. He's surrounded by lawyers and city workers who drop their "normal" lives to don leather gear and bet on their bikes.
Kid Rock will play Dog, the leader of rival motorcycle club the Deuces, while Bonet stars as Fishburne's love interest, Queenie.
The project, penned by Bythewood from an original draft by Craig Fernandez, is based on an article of the same name penned by Michael Gougis and published in April 2000 in the alternative newsweekly New Times Los Angeles.
Stephanie Allain and Gina Prince Bythewood are producing along with 3 Arts Entertainment's Erwin Stoff and executive producer Don Kurt. At DreamWorks, the project is being overseen by production executive Leah Keith.
Kid Rock is repped by CAA and manager Punch Andrews. Bonet, who most recently starred opposite Will Smith in "Enemy of the State," is repped by Innovative Artists' Craig Shapiro, 3 Arts and the law firm Edelstein, Laird & Sobel.
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