Killing Eve Will Get a Perfect Follow-Up With Jodie Comer's New $40M Crime Movie

Killing Eve Will Get a Perfect Follow-Up With Jodie Comer's New $40M Crime Movie
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A new movie might be able to fill the void after the end of Killing Eve.


  • Killing Eve ended exactly two years ago, but many fans still can't get over it.
  • A possible solution could be a new movie with Jodie Comer.
  • It is a crime drama set in the 60's and will be released in two months.

One week ago was the second anniversary of the end of Killing Eve after four seasons. But as great as the show was, with no small amount of fascinating murderous dynamics between the leads, many of us were incredibly disappointed by the finale.

After all, not only did the writers utilize the generally despised 'bury your gays' trope by ruining one of the most vibrant, albeit insane queer couples on TV, but they also killed off one of the best characters ever created, the psychopathic but lovable assassin Villanelle.

Villanelle is a great character in her own right, thanks to the writing prowess of Luke Jennings, but she wouldn't be as well known and loved if it weren't for the performance of the great Jodie Comer on the show. The actress has come a long way from British soap operas to one of the best projects in television history, from a cameo in Star Wars to appearances in the West End and Broadway, and so many of us miss Comer's even more brilliant acting talent.

But there is good news, as a new movie starring Jodie Comer is coming to American theaters very soon. It's a gripping crime drama that will surely fill the void left by Killing Eve, and so without further ado, let's find out what kind of movie it is.

New Movie Starring Jodie Comer

The new movie is called The Bikeriders and was written by acclaimed filmmaker Jeff Nichols. You may have heard of the movie, as it was supposed to be released last year, but due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, it did not happen. However, in 2024, Focus Features acquired the distribution rights to the film in the US and Canada, and The Bikeriders will be released in theaters on June 21.

The film is based on the 1967 photo book of the same name by American photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, which chronicles the formation of the famous biker group the Outlaws MC. The script is largely fictional but tells a realistic story of how the Chicago motorcycle club grew from a local community for outcasts into a full-fledged gang.

The Brilliance of Comer's Method Acting

In the new film, Jodie Comer plays Kathy, the wife of Benny, a member of a biker club. It is noteworthy that the actress, one of the finest representatives of method acting, was so into the role that she almost lost her life preparing for it.

'One thing I did with Kathy—which I will never do again, because I don't smoke in real life—was that I was smoking a little bit at home. My pet peeve is when you see people smoking onscreen who you can tell have never smoked a cigarette, and she was just constantly chain smoking. I was like, I have to make sure that it looks like she eats these cigarettes for breakfast. And I went to light the cigarette on the gas hub and the flame singed my eyelashes. So that's one way I took Kathy home with me, which I learned the hard way.'

The All-Star Cast of the Upcoming Crime Drama

  • Jodie Comer as Kathy
  • Austin Butler as Benny
  • Tom Hardy as Johnny
  • Michael Shannon as Zipco
  • Mike Faist as Danny Lyon
  • Norman Reedus as Funny
  • Sonny Boyd Holbrook as Cal
  • Damon Herriman as Brucie
  • Beau Knapp as Wahoo
  • Emory Cohen as Cockroach
  • Karl Glusman as Corky
  • Toby Wallace as The Kid
  • Happy Anderson as Big Jack

By the way, Killing Eve became available for streaming to Netflix subscribers a little over a week ago, on April 15, 2024.