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Orlando has yet another new role! It will be perfect, given his love of motorcycles. Clutch and Chrome Article

* Note, be sure to read the article's comments.*

Motorcycles are taking Hollywood by storm in what’s being called the largest two-wheeled movie production in history.

And while some people aren't happy about the just announced project, its director is excited over the motorcycle movie.

“Imagine ‘Wild Hogs’ but written as a drama,” explained Kurt Sutter, creator and writer of the FX motorcycle drama ‘Sons of Anarchy, “I mean, this is something that will be cutting edge. Tarantino updates Brando’s Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.”

Speaking on a hastily thrown together telephone conference call for Hollywood press, Sutter explained his role of writer and director for the biker movie which officially starts shooting today.

“I’ve been promised we can take this one to the edge,” he says excitingly, “as much room as FX has given us on Sons of Anarchy, this movie is going as far as we can and still get that PG rating.”

Set along the lines of Disney’s 2007 summer smash ‘Wild Hogs’ the movie starts with a group of weekend bikers heading across the country on a motorcycle road trip. But reportedly, things take a turn for the worse when the group of novice riders come across a gang of sportsbike riders and don’t give the lawless band of ‘crotch-rockets’ the respect of the road.

“We’re hoping this movie can show the intense rivalry between those who ride cruisers and sportsbikes,” explained co-producer Tim Clearly.

“The public seems to think it’s the big guys with the dirty leathers riding the chromed cruisers who are the tough guys on the road,” he says, “when in reality it’s the guy on the Ducati that rules the roost. I mean think about, have you ever seen a Harley rider mess with the Mohawk on a sportsbike rider’s helmet?”

And the actors who will portray that rivalry? None other than George Clooney and Brad Pitt, both friends and avid motorcycle enthusiasts.

According to promotional material, Clooney will lead the group of inexperienced bikers taking the cross-country trip. Off-screen pal Pitt will play the leader of the Topeka Timberwolves, a gang numbering into the hundreds riding Yamaha’s, Triumph’s Daytona and Aprilia’s. Reportedly Brad has asked if he could ride his own Ducati in the movie.

But it’s the number of motorcycle brands that has some riding purists upset with the production. Although not confirmed, many industry experts suspect there are big dollars being charged for ‘product placement’ in the upcoming movie. Some motorcycle forums are claiming BMW is paying a substantial portion of its advertising budget to get its new S 1000RR included in the movie and even lobbying for Brad Pitt to ride it throughout the film.

“I expect this sort of thing from Harley-Davidson, man but Ducati should be above this paying to get stuff in a movie,” complained a major Ducati dealer who asked not to be named.

Whether it’s the subject matter or the big names already associated with the movie, but a who’s who are burning up Sutter’s cellphone to get even a cameo in the movie.

“Apparently the feeling is if they’ve ridden a motorcycle then they’re qualified to appear in the movie,” complained Sutter,” but some people are going to find out that’s just not the case.”

Justin Timberlake is hoping to kick off his movie career with an appearance, Orlando Bloom is said to have signed up and Keanu Reeves reportedly has many Hollywood insider’s making his case to get some screen time in the motorcycle extravaganza.

Since the movie draws its inspiration from ‘Wild Hogs’ it might be natural to expect to see its stars in this movie. While John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and Tim Allen won’t be seen in front of the camera, they have supposedly agreed to work as consultants. As it was explained at the press conference, the four stars will help actors who have never ridden before cope with learning to ride as well as acting to the camera from the saddle.

With production starting today, the movie is expected to be in theatres exactly one year from today on April 1st, 2011.

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Yessss - owning all those Ducatis is finally paying off! (Maybe he'll get some motorcycle-dude tattoos for the role?) :highfive:

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I'm not a fan of George Clooney but I like Brad, Justin, Keeanu and of course the idea of seeing Orlando straddle a bike of whatever variety and regardless of which side he's on will be well worth the price of admission.

VROOM, VROOM! Hey, we need a motorcycle smilie!

Thanks, Jules for bringing us this fabulous news!

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While I'm happy for Orlando, this movie is not my cup of tea. I'm not a fan of motorcycles or films about them.

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This came straight from the left field, unless . . . :hmmm:

The line up is undoubtedly handsome, I'm all for the eye candy, even some of the motorbikes may be nice looking, but I'll sleep over this and decide tomorrow.

:shiny:

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Sounds good if a little strange. I was all up for it until I read the one year from today part and was reminded that its April 1st. I hope this isn't a wind up on some bored journalists part. But I'll stay optimistic for anything with Orlando on a motorbike! :cool_beans:

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:timeout: Why does it have to be April 1st?! :tantrum:

I want desperately to believe this, Jules, I really do. But, I don't know. :hmmm: something smells a little fishy to me.

Admittedly, though, I'd love to see Orlando and Brad in another movie together. Toss in some beuatiful bikes, and I'm all over this one.

:heart: Serenity

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Thank you for such good news, Jules. :thumbsup:

:cheer2:

brigitte :thumbs:

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:lol: I don't want to dash anyone's hopes but I think this is one of the best April fools I have seen today.

T.

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Oh! dear! April 1: project announced. April 1: shooting commencing. April 1 2011: Release. April 1 2010: Hoax!

Well, that's how I see it. Thanks for the find Jules. If there is any truth in it, what a fun scenario.

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Okay by me if it's a hoax since I'm not a motorcycle fan. If it is one, it is nicely done.

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:timeout: After I read this article I thought "Is this somebody's idea of an April Fool's Joke?" I think I'll start believing in this one when I start believing that Google has changed their name to Topeka. Well? It says so on their home page so it must be true. . . right?

Seriously folks, I think someone is :yankchain: or something. Does this supposed film even have a name? A listing in IMDb? Anything?

If it's true then thanks, Jules! If it's not, as I suspect, then :whistle:.

- Pam -

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I knew this was an April Fool's joke as soon as I read the part about how filming started today! :lmao2:

It definitely would have made an awesome movie with Orlando and Brad teaming up again. :hott:

Thank you Jules for bringing this over and giving us a good laugh! :iheart:

Kim

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:salt2:

Let's wait until tomorrow for some confirmation.

'Twould be nice if 'twere true.

Aliza

ETA: Love my new (too bad it's) temporary title. Good one, TF!

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:timeout: Why does it have to be April 1st?! :tantrum:

I want desperately to believe this, Jules, I really do. But, I don't know. :hmmm: something smells a little fishy to me.

I agree, Serenity; this has to be an April Fool's joke. "Filming started today," "a drama based on 'Wild Hogs'?" Who on earth bases a drama on a cheesy Disney comedy, and when has a studio ever released a film exactly 1 year from the beginning of it's shooting date? Most studios are incapable of being definate about a release date until the editing is finished. Besides, gossip about casting on films always begins a couple of years before a film starts shooting so there's no way news of a film like this wouldn't be announced long before the first day of shooting.

Someone is having a bit of fun with us.

:teehee:

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Guys, sorry, I'm pretty sure it's an April Fool's Joke too - that's why I suggested everyone read the first comment after the article. If you click on the link to the article, the first comment is "April Fool's". Sorry to disappoint anyone! :)

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I was a bit slow on the uptake there TF. I wish!! It would certainly be a sight for sore eyes. :lol:

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Well, I certainly fell for this hook, line and handle bars. In my defense I just want to say that I keep forgetting it's April 1st, and I was blinded by the idea of seeing Orlando on a bike riding down the road into the sunset.

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