“Monkey Man” preview: Dev Patel, latest action star in town

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Dev Patel in New Action Thriller: Monkey Man

The multi-talented actor, Dev Patel, is set to showcase his action skills in the forthcoming action thriller, “Monkey Man”, with its global launch planned for April 5th. The acclaimed Hollywood studio, Universal Pictures, recently released the official trailer that highlights impressive fight and chase sequences from the movie. This feature film also serves as the directorial debut for Patel.

About Monkey Man

The film’s narrative is influenced by the myth of Lord Hanuman and is rooted in Mumbai’s contemporary landscape. The “Lion” star, Patel, portrays a character seeking justice for his deceased mother by facing the city’s dishonest leaders who continue to oppress the poor.

Star Cast

“Monkey Man” features Indian actress Sobhita Dhulipala, marking her first foray into Hollywood. She took to social media to share her enthusiasm and the film’s trailer, expressing her excitement about her debut Hollywood movie which is set to release soon.

In the movie, Patel takes on the role of ‘Kid’, a young man surviving in an illicit underground fight club. Night after night, he wears a gorilla mask and willingly endures beatings from more popular fighters in exchange for cash.

The Plot

After enduring years of constant fighting and anguish, ‘Kid’ discovers a way to penetrate the city’s malevolent elite. As his childhood traumas surface, he uses his scarred hands to enact a vengeful campaign against those who caused him immense pain.

Apart from Patel and Dhulipala, the film also ropes in Vipin Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar, Adithi Kalkunte, Sikandar Kher, Pitobash and Makarand Deshpande, as well as Sharlto Copley. The edgy trailer draws comparisons with Keanu Reeves’ stylish combat routine from the “John Wick” series.

Production Credits

Interestingly, Thunder Road Films, a collaborator on the “John Wick” franchise, is among the producers of “Monkey Man”. A versatile production team, including Patel, Jomon Thomas, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler, and Anjay Nagpal have crafted this movie.

Patel contributed not only as an actor and director but also as a storyteller, developing the movie from his original idea. He collaborated with Paul Angunawela and John Collee to fine-tune the screenplay. All the information was culled from the source of Reader Wall.

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