Dev Patel drops explosive trailer of directorial debut ‘Monkey Man’

Dev Patel drops explosive trailer of directorial debut ‘Monkey Man’

Oscar nominee Dev Patel (‘Lion’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) has landed his tour-de-force feature directing debut with a breathtaking action thriller about one man’s epic quest for vengeance.

His tirade is against the exploitative and corrupt leaders who murdered his mother (Adithi Kalkunte; ‘Hotel Mumbai’) and continue to systemically victimise the poor and powerless. Inspired by the legend of Lord Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, ‘Monkey Man’ stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who, after the horrific land dispute massacre of his childhood village, was left orphaned on the streets of the fictional city of Yatana. Kid now makes a meagre living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he allows himself to be beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

But when, after years of patience and contained rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite, his childhood trauma boils over, and his scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of righteous revenge against the men who took everything from him.

Featuring some of the most thrilling, shocking, and spectacular fight and chase scenes ever captured on film, ‘Monkey Man’ is directed by Patel from his story and his screenplay with Paul Angunawela and John Collee.

The film’s impressive international cast includes Sharlto Copley (‘District 9’), Sobhita Dhulipala (‘Made in Heaven’), Pitobash (‘Million Dollar Arm’), Vipin Sharma (‘Hotel Mumbai’), Ashwini Kalsekar (‘Ek Tha Hero’), Sikandar Kher (‘Aarya’) and Makarand Deshpande (‘RRR’).


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The film is produced by Dev Patel, Jomon Thomas, Oscar winner Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler and Anjay Nagpal. Serving as executive producers are Jonathan Fuhrman, Natalya Pavchinskya, Aaron L. Gilbert, Andria Spring, Alison-Jane Roney and Steven Thibault.

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