‘Monkey Man’ To Mark Directorial Debut For Dev Patel

Dev Patel will make his directorial debut with “Monkey Man,” an action revenge film.

Set in India, “Monkey Man” is the story of an ex-convict who navigates a world “enmeshed in corporate greed and eroding spiritual values,” according to Deadline.

Patel will also star in and co-produce the film, which he co-wrote with Paul Agunawela and John Collee, according to Deadline, due to kick off production in spring next year.

The Indian British actor, who earned an Academy Award nomination for a critically acclaimed turn in the 2016 film “Lion,” is best known for playing the leading role in Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire.”