The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy is set to star in Warner Bros. new 1960's Outlaw Biker film. The actor has a first-look deal with the studio.

The story follows a wounded Vietnam veteran who returns home to San Francisco at the height of unrest of 1969. Amid clashing cultures of the Haight-Ashbury district, he emerges to become the leader of California's most violent outlaw biker club. Mark L. Smith wrote the script from an original idea from John Linson.

The actor recently wrapped up his role as Bane on The Dark Knight Rises which hits theaters this summer.

This project is still in early development.