'Slumdog Millionaire' star makes his directorial debut with a gritty action thriller produced by Jordan Peele.
Holy crap. Dev Patel makes his feature directing debut in the revenge action thriller Monkey Man. Produced by Jordan Peele, the movie follows one man's quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systemically victimize the poor and powerless.
'Slumdog Millionaire' star makes his directing debut with a gritty action thriller from producer Jordan Peele.
Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man 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.
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