Another of the previews for the 2024 Super Bowl shown by Universal PicturesI'm a TV Spot of Monkey Manthe feature film produced by Monkeypaw Productions of Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us, Nope), which will mark the actor's directorial debut Dev Patel.

The action thriller set in Mumbai will be released in theaters on April 5, 2024which is why the studio took advantage of the great stage of the Super Bowl party to prepare the audience for the launch of this project on which it is betting big.

Monkey Man originally planned to premiere on Netflix, it moved home to Universal after Peele had the opportunity to see it and acquired it as part of his deal with Universal.

In addition to directing, Patel co-wrote the script with Paul Angunawela y John Colleand stars in the plot.

Patel plays Kid, an impoverished young man who ekes out a living as an underground gorilla-masked wrestler. However, inspired by the mythical monkey god, he takes on Bombay's criminal elite with his wits and his fists. Kid will quickly learn that some windows don't break as easily as they do with Tom Cruise in the movies.

Patel is joined in the cast, Sharlto Copley (District 9), Pitobash (Million Dollar Armn), Vipin Sharma (Paatal Lok), Sikandar Kher (Sense8), Sobhita Dhulipala (The Night Manager), Ashwini Kalsekar (Jodha Akbar), Adithi Kalkunte (Hotel Mumbai), y Makarand Deshpande (Dandupalya).

Patel became known to the mainstream audience with Slumdog Millionarie. Other of his outstanding interpretations are found in Lion, The Green Knight, y The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. We will soon be able to see him in the horror project Rabbit Trap.

The producers are Patel, Peele, Jomon Thomas, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Christine Haebler, and Anjay Nagpal. Executive producers are Jonathan Fuhrman, Natalya Pavchinskya, Aaron L. Gilbert, Andria Spring, Alison-Jane Roney, and Steven Thibault.

It is produced by Bron Studios, Thunder Road, Monkeyaw, Minor Realm/S'Ya Concept, in association with WME Independent and Creative Wealth Media.

Universal will be the distributor of the film, replacing Netflix, which had no plans to release it in theaters.

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