Pack your bags and return to beautiful and exotic India, as according to Variety, the trailer to the sequel of the 2012 sleeper hit, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” has been released, giving viewers of a glimpse of what to expect when it comes out on the big screen in 2015. Read on to learn more about this story.
The sequel entitled “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” will be reuniting original cast members Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel.
The original film centers on a group of British retirees who decide to stay in the Exotic Marigold Hotel, thinking that it is a beautiful retirement hotel. However, the hotel, owned by Sonny (Dev Patel), is still a work in progress, as it is his dream to expand the hotel and to refurbish it to become a grand hotel. The group, consisting of an old married couple, a retired judge, a widow and a recuperating retired housekeeper, learn lessons on life and love during their stay.
“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” shows us a grander and better hotel, now co-owned and managed by Sonny (Dev Patel) and retired housekeeper Muriel Donnelly (Dame Maggie Smith). Most of the original group still stays there, having fallen in love with the place. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, things get a little bit more exciting as the hotel attracts new visitors. Guy, portrayed by Richard Gere, quickly attracts the attention of the ladies, particularly Madge (Celia Imrie), who is looking for a partner in life. Soon, two other newcomers arrive, portrayed by Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn, and cause a problem — which will take the last available room?
Most of the original cast, such as Dame Judi Dench, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Dame Maggie Smith and Dev Patel, are back to reprise their roles.
The film will be written and directed by the team that brought the first one to life — Ol Parker and John Madden, respectively.
According to Deadline, the Fox Searchlight will release the movie on March 6, 2015.
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Check out the trailer below.
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