Tom Hardy, Austin Butler's The Bikeriders granted $9m tax credit for Ohio shoot

Stoplight Pictures began production in October and will wrap end January 2023

By Priyanca Rajput 13 Dec 2022

Tom Hardy, Austin Butler's The Bikeriders granted $9m tax credit for Ohio shoot
Jeff Nichols. Credit: IMDb

The Bikeriders, a feature being filmed in Hamilton and Butler Counties about a fictional 1970s midwest motorcycle gang, has been awarded a maximum tax credit over $9m through Ohio's Motion Picture Tax Credit.

The film stars Austin Butler (Elvis), Tom Hardy (Venom) and Jodie Comer (TV's Killing Eve) and is directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud).

Before production began in October this year, Stoplight Pictures said in its application that it would shoot the entire film in Ohio over 127 days, reports local publication Springfield News-Sun.

The production company estimated that nearly $30.7m of the film's total $39.4m budget would be eligible for in-state tax credits. The awarded $9,234,938.70 tax credit for fiscal year 2023 is equal to 30% of the production's eligible in-state spending.

The credit, which was awarded this July, will save the production company the full amount of the credit in Ohio taxes.

Stoplight Pictures is expected to employ 4,424 and only 102 non-Ohio residents over the course of production. The company also estimated it would wrap filming on 27 January, 2023, after 50 days of prep work, 47 days of shooting, and 30 days of wrap.

Preview image credit: FilmUpdates via Twitter.

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