Dev Patel In Mumbai To Recce Locations For His Directorial Debut

Mohnish Singh |Jan 26, 2020

Dev Patel shot to international fame after playing the lead role in filmmaker Danny Boyle’s 2008 British crime drama film “Slumdog Millionaire”. He was most recently seen in “Hotel Mumbai”.

Dev Patel needs no introduction! The Oscar-nominated actor shot to international fame after featuring in Danny Boyle’s 2008 British crime drama film Slumdog Millionaire, and there has been no looking back for him ever since. The talented actor is presently busy scouting locations in Mumbai for his directorial debut. According to reports, Patel is set to turn to direction with a revenge-thriller set in modern-day India.

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Dev Patel's directorial debut is tentatively titled Money Man

If reports are to be believed, Dev Patel is in Mumbai on a work trip for about 10 days. He is, reportedly, keeping a low profile as he does not want any disturbance while recceing locations for his directorial project. Apart from scouting locations, Dev Patel is also doing research work on the film. According to reports, the forthcoming project is tentatively-titled Monkey Man, and the actor is also meeting a couple of producers to explore potential collaborations.

Monkey Man has been co-written by Paul Angunawela and John Collee. The revenge thriller set in modern-day India deals with mythology. According to a report published by an international entertainment portal, the movie primarily revolves around the Kid (played by Dev), who comes out of prison and ends up entering a world marred by corporate greed and eroding spiritual values. Yes, apart from helming the upcoming film, Dev Patel will also play the lead role in it.

Patel was most recently seen in Anthony Maras’ crime thriller film Hotel Mumbai which entered Indian theatres on 29th November, 2019. Also featuring Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Anupam Kher in important characters, the film was based on the deadly 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Hotel Mumbai received great response from Indian film critics and performed moderately well at the box-office.

More details on his upcoming directorial ventures are awaited.

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