After playing a Trans Am-driving rival of David Spade in “Joe Dirt,” Kid Rock is ready to gun it on the big screen again — this time on two wheels in DreamWorks Pictures’ urban motorcycle film “Biker Boyz.” The Lava/Atlantic recording artist is one of the most recent additions to the cast of the Reggie Rock Bythewood-directed project, which will star Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix,” “Boyz in the Hood”) and Lisa Bonet (“Enemy of the State,” “High Fidelity”).
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 film’s supporting players include Derek Luke, Orlando Jones, Brendan Fehr, Meagan Good, Djimon Hounsou, Salli Richardson, Larenz Tate, Terence Howard, Melissa De Sousa, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Rick Gonzalez, and Dante and Dion Basco.
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.
Kid Rock’s latest album, “Cocky,” debuted last December at No. 7 on The Billboard 200. The artist will head out on U.S. tour supporting Aerosmith beginning Tuesday (Aug. 13) in Holmdel, N.J., with plans to stay on the road through mid-November.