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Dev Patel’s directorial debut ‘Monkey Man’ sold to Netflix

March 13 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 3/13/2021 1:10:32 PM IST

 Dev Patel’s directorial debut has sold to Netflix for most worldwide rights in a $30 million deal.

Filming has just begun on the movie, but the buzz was high for the thriller at last week’s virtual EFM. Netflix beat out other bidders on the project.

In “Monkey Man,” Patel also plays an unlikely hero who emerges from prison to take on a world filled with corporate greed, to seek revenge on people who took everything from him a few years prior.

Patel wrote the script with Paul Angunawela and his “Hotel Mumbai” collaborator John Collee.

Producers are Patel, Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Jomon Thomas, Samarth Sahni, Christine Haebler and Anjay Nagpal. Thunder Road’s Jonathan Fuhrman executive produced alongside BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Creative Wealth’s Jason Cloth, BRON’s Steven Thibault and Natalya Pavchinskaya.

Netflix did not acquire the film’s rights in territories including Spain, Latin America, Iceland, Former Yugoslavia, Poland, Russia & Baltic States, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pan-Asian PTV and China.

Netflix will release the film in 2022. Deadline first reported the news.

(The Wrap)

 

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