Dev Patel (The Green Knight) makes his directorial debut for the action thriller Monkey Man.

Synopsis: Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Dev 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.

The film is produced by Patel, Jomon Thomas (Hotel Mumbai), Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Nope), Win Rosenfeld (Candyman), Ian Cooper (Nope), Basil Iwanyk (John Wick franchise), Erica Lee (John Wick franchise), Christine Haebler (Shut In) and Anjay Nagpal (Greyhound). Fight choreography is handled by Brahim Chab (Ganapath).

Starring alongside Patel are Sharlto Copley (District 9), Sobhita Dhulipala (Made in Heaven), Pitobash (Million Dollar Arm), Vipin Sharma (Hotel Mumbai), Ashwini Kalsekar (Ek Tha Hero), Adithi Kalkunte (Hotel Mumbai), Sikandar Kher (Aarya) and Makarand Deshpande (RRR).

Monkey Man hits theaters on April 5th.

SOURCE: Universal Pictures



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