A new trailer has been released for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, previously titled The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. The first film was light entertainment, a sweet comedy that benefited from its fantastic cast. The sequel looks to follow it nicely, with the always-handsome Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig added to the mix. The cast is great, the tone is charming and India looks beautiful. With John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Debt) back at the helm again, fans of the first surprise hit should feel right at home with part 2. Watch The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer below.
Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, David Strathairn and Richard Gere.
Official synopsis for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel:
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL 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 (Tina Desai). 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.
ETA: UK – 27 February, 2015. USA – 6 March, 2015.