SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE director John Madden is back at the helm of British comedy sequel, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, which sees Dev Patel’s young Indian hotelier Sonny expand his “empire” following the huge success of the original film. The majority of the original cast return while Hollywood veterans Richard Gere and David Strathairn add a welcome touch of Tinseltown pizazz!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Having brought you the very first trailer earlier in the year, we thought it only right we bring you the latest!
THE SECOND BEST MARIGOLD HOTEL stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, Lillete Dubey and Tamsin Greig. It hits UK cinemas February 26, 2015 and the US March 6, 2015.