Slumdog Millionaire ‘Dev Patel’ Becomes Monkey Man in His Directorial Debut

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Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw and its Universal agreement are now handling the release of the action thriller Monkey Man, which stars Dev Patel in his feature directing debut. Additional positive news for the film’s release is that it opens in theatres on April 5.

When Peele saw Monkey Man, he was immediately struck by Patel’s vision and thought it should have been released on a large screen. Originally, the film was scheduled to debut on Netflix in 2021 

Slumdog Millionaire ‘Dev Patel’ Becomes Monkey Man In His Directorial Debut

Trailer Synopsis  

Monkey Man tells the story of a man’s search for revenge against the dishonest authorities who killed his mother and still victimize the weak and impoverished on a systemic basis. The myth of Hanuman, an icon of bravery and power, served as the inspiration for the India-set picture. In the movie, Patel portrays the Kid, a nameless young man who wears a gorilla mask and gets into the underground fight club where he gets brutally beaten by more well-known fighters every night in exchange for cash.

To get brutal revenge, Patel’s character stabs hits, and shoots his way through attackers. He even violently stabs a man in the neck at one point while holding a knife between his teeth.

Based on his own story and screenplay co-written with Paul Angunawela and John Collee, Patel directed “Monkey Man.” Although it was initially scheduled for Netflix, Monkeypaw’s film deal with Universal is allowing it to be released in theatres.

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Star In Monkey Man

After starring as Jamal in the Best Picture-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire, Patel rose to fame. When he was nominated in 2017 for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Saroo Brierley in Lion, his career took off. Additionally, Patel has collaborated with filmmakers like David Lowery, Garth Davis, Danny Boyle,


Sobhita Dhulipala, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher, and Makarand Deshpande are among the cast members.

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