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The Monkey Wraps

Horror movie The Monkey, the adaptation of the Stephen King short story, wrapped shoot a week ago and we can reveal that lead cast joining Theo James (The White Lotus) includes Tatiana Maslany (She–Hulk: Attorney at Law), Elijah Wood (The Lord Of The Rings), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), Colin O’Brien (Wonka), Rohan Campbell (The Hardy Boys) and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek).

As we previously reported, the team behind the movie includes genre supremo James Wan, creator of the The Conjuring Universe and co-creator of the Saw and Insidious franchises.

In The Monkey, when twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them.

Theo James plays the twins in later years. Convery plays the younger twins.

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Theo wants to play King Henry III

Theo James wants to play King Henry III in a movie.

The 39-year-old ‘Divergent’ star’s latest role is in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ – a Netflix spin-off of the 2019 film of the same name – playing an aristocrat caught up in a cannabis-growing scheme but he’s admitted he wants to branch out in future and he relishes the idea of playing a historical character liked the famed King of England who had six wives.

Theo told the Guardian newspaper: “I’d like to play a seminal British figure in a different historical period. I know it’s been done so many times, but I’ve always liked the idea of exploring Henry VIII in a way that isn’t defined by the maniacal sociopath.

“Because he was that, but then there’s also the journey to become that man. And he shaped Britain and our sense of social understanding of what it is to be British.”

In the interview, Theo addressed speculation linking him to the role of James Bond – insisting he doesn’t want the part because it would be “terrifying”.

He said: “Everyone’s interested in that [playing Bond] because it’s a big part of British cultural identity, but that probably wouldn’t be me. “I do think there are better people for that job. And, honestly, it would be terrifying: if you do that, there’s no going back. You’re opening Pandora’s box there.”

Theo will next be seen in new movie ‘The Monkey’ which is based on a short story by horror writer Stephen King.

The plot focuses on brothers who discover their dad’s old monkey toy in the attic and it leads to a series of gruesome deaths. It’s due to hit cinemas in April.

Source: Yahoo News

The Monkey Officially Begins Filming

The upcoming horror movie based on the short story by Stephen King, ‘The Monkey’ has officially begun filming this Monday (February 5, 2024) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Directed by Osgood Perkins, who has also adapted the screenplay, the film stars Theo James in the leading role.


The filming will take around 50 days to wrap up. As per the current production schedule, The Monkey will wrap filming on March 22, 2024. The additional cast of the film is yet to be revealed.

Here’s the Synopsis:


‘The Monkey’ follows twin brothers Hal and Bill, as when they discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to toss away the monkey and continue their lives, growing apart over time. But as the strange killings resume, the brothers must band together to discover a method to permanently eliminate the monkey before it takes the lives of everyone close to them.


James Wan, the creator of “The Conjuring” Universe and co-creator of Saw and Insidious, is producing with Atomic Monster partner Michael Clear (M3GAN), and C2 Motion Picture Group’s Jason Cloth (Joker) and Dave Caplan (Babylon).


Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) and Fred Berger (La La Land), Chris Ferguson (Child’s Play), and Stars Collective’s Peter Luo and Nancy Xu, together with John Friedberg (Greenland), will executive produce The Monkey for Black Bear International. The film’s idea was created with Atomic Monster and Stars Collective, with C2 Motion Picture Group providing complete financing.


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