Meet Maya, the heroine of 'Monkey Kingdom'

April 14, 2015 7:17 PM

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Meet Maya, the heroine of 'Monkey Kingdom'

Director Mark Linfield can spot a movie star when he sees one, even if the star is a toque macaque monkey.

So when Linfield and co-director Alastair Fothergill began shooting Monkey Kingdom, about monkey troops in an ancient Sri Lankan jungle, they zeroed in on a plucky, blond-bobbed female dubbed Maya to anchor the film.

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