Dev Patel And Jordan Peele Unleash Fury in ‘Monkey Man’ – Get Your Tickets Now

Monkey Man

March 19, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Get ready for a heart-pounding journey of retribution with Monkey Man, the directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire), produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Nope). Patel steps behind the camera and takes center stage as Kid, the protagonist fueled by a relentless pursuit of justice.

Inspired by the Strength of Hanuman

The film draws inspiration from the legendary “Hanuman,” a Hindu deity symbolizing immense strength and unwavering courage. This influence translates into Kid’s character, a young man forced to endure brutal realities.

By night, Kid fights for scraps in a clandestine fight club, his identity hidden behind a gorilla mask. He endures relentless beatings, the scars a constant reminder of his struggles. But beneath the surface simmers a fire of rage, ignited by the murder of his mother and the systemic oppression of the underprivileged.

Years of suppressed rage finally reach a boiling point. Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the city’s corrupt elite – the people responsible for his suffering. His scarred hands, a chilling symbol of his past, become instruments of vengeance as he embarks on a relentless mission to settle the score.

A Masterful Blend of Action and Storytelling

Monkey Man promises to be a thrilling cinematic experience. Patel’s original story, co-written with Paul Angunawela and John Collee (“Hotel Mumbai,” “Master and Commander”), lays the foundation for a captivating narrative. Expect spectacular fight sequences and heart-stopping chase scenes, all meticulously choreographed and directed by Patel.

A Global Ensemble Cast

Patel is joined by a stellar international cast, including Sharlto Copley (District 9), Pitobash (Million Dollar Arm), and rising Indian stars like Sikandar Kher and Sobhita Dhulipala. This diverse ensemble brings the story to life with depth and authenticity.

A Powerful Production Team

Behind the scenes, a powerhouse team has assembled. Oscar winner Jordan Peele joins forces with producers Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, both from the John Wick franchise.

Monkey Man is poised to strike, showcasing Dev Patel‘s multifaceted talents and offering a thrilling exploration of vengeance and resilience. Get ready for this action-packed and brutal film, which opens in theaters on April 5, 2024. Get your tickets now.

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