Dev Patel to Make Directorial Debut
“Slumdog Millionaire” actor Dev Patel is set to make his directorial debut with revenge thriller titled “Monkey Man”.
Patel will also act in the movie, which is being presented to buyers at this year’s American Film Market (AFM), reports variety.com.
“Monkey Man” centers on a boy (Patel), who emerges from prison to grapple with a world marred by, in the words of the logline, “corporate greed and eroding spiritual values”.
The release announcing the project was slim on plot details beyond saying that the film is set in modern-day India, but also deals with mythology.
Patel, an Oscar nominee for “Lion,” co-wrote the script with Paul Angunawela and John Collee.
The production set to start in spring 2019 in Mumbai, reports
Dev Patel (born 23 April 1990) is an English actor. Born and raised in London to Gujarathi Indian Hindu parents, Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the British television teen drama Skins (2007–2008), landing the role with no prior professional acting experience. His breakthrough came in 2008 with the leading role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor.