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Monkey Man (2024)

Opens on April 5

Director: Dev Patel Run Time: 113 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2024

Starring: Dev Patel, Pitobash, Sharlto Copley, Sikandar Kher, Vipin Sharma

Country: United States, Canada, Singapore, India
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2024 South by Southwest Film Festival

Academy Award nominee Dev Patel achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.

Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man (2024) 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.

About the filmmaker:

Dev Patel is a London-born actor turned emerging filmmaker who rose to international fame for his breakout role in the Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). He began his acting career with a role in the television series Skins (2007). His other projects include acting roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)Chappie (2015), Lion (2016) – which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor – The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), The Green Knight (2021), and the Academy Award-winning short film The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (2023). He premiered his feature directorial debut Monkey Man (2024) at the 2024 South by Southwest Film Festival.

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