“Slumdog Millionaire” and “Lion” actor Dev Patel will make his directorial debut on the revenge thriller “Monkey Man” which will be presented at this year’s American Film Market.
Set in modern-day India but also incorporating mythology, Patel plays The Kid who emerges from prison to grapple with a world marred by corporate greed and eroding spiritual values. Chung-hoon Chung (“IT”) will serve as cinematographer while 87Eleven (“Atomic Blonde,” “John Wick”) will choreograph the film’s action scenes.
Patel co-wrote the script with Paul Angunawela. Basil Iwanyk, Joe Thomas, Samarth Sahni, and Patel will all produce with filming to begin in the Spring in Mumbai. Patel will next be seen in “Hotel Mumbai”.