Tony Shalhoub Reveals Where Upcoming ‘Monk’ Movie Finds His Character | Entertainment
The Last Case of Mr. Monk: A Monk Movie, the upcoming Monk TV movie about Peacock, will find the titular character grappling with a post-pandemic world, according to star Tony Shalhoub.
“It’s Monk today after as long as we’ve been away from him, 13 years now, it’s been 14 years,” Shalhoub told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s post-COVID. Monk was knocked down on his heels due to COVID.
The upcoming film will continue the story of the US series Monk – which featured the San Francisco-based detective living with obsessive-compulsive disorder – as Adrian Monk returns to solve a case involving his stepdaughter Molly, a journalist who getting ready for her wedding.
And The Last Case of Mr. Monk: A Monk Movie will reflect the time that has passed since the 2009 TV show finale, Shalhoub observed. “[Monk is] older. He’s not going to chase things down the street and things like that, hopefully,” the actor said with a laugh. “We’re going to have to write about the fact that Monk is older.”
Shalhoub also revealed that filming for the film will begin in May in Toronto. “It’s a really interesting story,” he added. “I can’t say too much about it, but it has all the good stuff the show was always looking for with a few new twists.”
The UCP-produced film also brings back some Monk talent behind the scenes, including creator and executive producer Andy Breckman, executive producer David Hoberman, and executive producer and director Randy Zisk.
“Monk fans new and old will love how this creative team has been able to preserve everything we admire about Adrian Monk while bringing him into the present,” said Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP, in a press release. “We can’t wait for Peacock viewers to experience this fresh, fun and imaginative film.”
The Last Case of Mr. Monk: A Monk Movie, TBD, Peacock