Netflix obtained the world rights to Oscar nominee Dev Patel’s directorial debut, ‘Monkey Man’, in March 2021. Fans have been waiting for the premiere of the film since then, but the streaming media giant is yet to announce the official date.
The latest we hear is that Netflix could showcase around three films at Sundance Film Festival 2024 and one film that could be a part of this line-up is ‘Monkey Man’. The film is a Netflix Original action-thriller film. The official synopsis of the film on IMDb reads: “A recently released ex-felon living in India struggles to adjust to a world of corporate greed and eroding spiritual values.”
The film boasts of an incredible cast. Apart from co-writing, producing, and directing, Dev Patel, who is best known for headlining ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008) and ‘The Green Knight’ (2021), plays the lead role in it.
Other actors attached to the project include Sharlto Copley, Sobhita Dhulipala, Brahim Chab, Sikandar Kher, Pitobash, Vipin Sharma, Nagesh Bhonsle, Joseph J U Taylor, Adithi Kalkunte, and Anup J Patel.
Talking about partnering with Netflix, Patel had earlier said, “I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Netflix on this adventure. I hope this will be a fresh addition to the genre at a time in this industry where my story can become our story. Shooting a film during a pandemic has been quite challenging, to say the least, but the opportunity to reimagine stories from my childhood and infuse them with my love of action cinema has been an absolute joy. Big love to Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee for championing us from the very beginning and Aaron Gilbert and the team at Bron for giving an unproven filmmaker like myself a voice.”
The film has faced several setbacks ever since it went into production. It has been in post since 2022 and will be ready.