MONKEY MAN – Dev Patel’s Jaw-Dropping Directorial Debut Captivates Jordan Peele

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In an electrifying blend of action and thriller, Monkey Man, directed by Oscar® nominee Dev Patel, has garnered high praise, including from acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele, who described the film as a “gritty cinematic journey” that “blew [his] mind.” The anticipation for Patel’s feature directing debut intensifies with the release of the new featurette ‘Jordan Peele On Monkey Man’, offering audiences a glimpse into the making of this action-packed narrative. Set to hit theaters on April 5, Monkey Man promises a riveting experience, with tickets now available for purchase.

A Tale of Vengeance and Valor

Monkey Man unfolds the story of Kid, portrayed by Dev Patel, a young man veiled in anonymity, who fights in an underground club donning a gorilla mask, enduring brutal beatings for mere cash. Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, symbolizing strength and courage, the film navigates Kid’s journey of vengeance against the corrupt elite responsible for his mother’s death and the ongoing exploitation of the impoverished.

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Crafted from an original story by Patel, and co-written with Paul Angunawela and John Collee, Monkey Man is not just an action thriller but a deep dive into the psyche of its protagonist, Kid. The narrative is intricately woven with themes of trauma, resilience, and retribution, set against the backdrop of electrifying fight sequences and high-octane chases that promise to keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

A Collaborative Masterpiece

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The film boasts an international cast, including Sharlto Copley (District 9), Pitobash (Million Dollar Arm), and Sobhita Dhulipala (Made in Heaven), among others. Each character brings depth to this richly layered story, contributing to the film’s dynamic and immersive world.

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Produced by a team of industry stalwarts including Jordan Peele, Basil Iwanyk, and Erica Lee, alongside Dev Patel, Monkey Man is a testament to collaborative filmmaking. The film is presented by Universal Pictures in association with a host of production companies, showcasing the collective effort to bring this ambitious project to life.

Ready for the Big Screen

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As Monkey Man prepares for its theatrical release, the film industry and audiences alike are buzzing with excitement. Dev Patel’s transition from acclaimed actor to director has been seamless, presenting a film that is as thought-provoking as it is visually stunning. With the endorsement of Jordan Peele and a talented cast and crew behind it, Monkey Man is poised to be a cinematic experience that resonates with viewers long after the credits roll.

Monkey Man releases in theaters on April 5, 2024. Tickets on sale now!

About Monkey Man

Monkey Man

Release Date: In theaters April 5, 2024
Director: Dev Patel
Story by: Dev Patel
Screenplay by: Dev Patel and Paul Angunawela and John Collee
Producers: Dev Patel, Jomon Thomas p.g.a., Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee p.g.a., Christine Haebler, Sam Sahni, Anjay Nagpal
Executive Producers: Jonathan Fuhrman, Natalya Pavchinskaya, Jason Cloth, Suraj Maraboyina, Adam Somer, Aaron L. Gilbert, Andria Spring, Alison-Jane Roney, Steven Thibault
Genre: Action Thriller
Cast:  Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Sikandar Kher, Adithi Kalkunte, Sobhita Dhulipala, Ashwini Kalsekar, Makarand Deshpande, Jatin Malik and Zakir Hussain.

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

Are you ready to dive into the gritty world of Monkey Man? Will Dev Patel’s directorial debut redefine action thrillers? How will Kid’s quest for vengeance unfold? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.