Judi Dench and the gang are back.
We love a good geriatric love story. We also love British humour. Bring them together in a film set in India? You have The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a surprise success from 2012. It’s aptly name follow-up film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, includes much of the original cast (Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle), with the addition of Richard Gere, who will be sure to wreak havoc on the community.
The group of pensioners still live in a beautiful retirement home in Rajasthan run by Dev Patel’s character. Much of the film is shot in Rajasthan, and if you’ve been to Jaipur, you’ll recognize a few spots in the trailer.
While we still think Dev Patel was miscast in this film (there are so many Indian actors with real Indian accents to choose from out there), it’s nice to see his career grow with roles like this and Newsroom. Team Patel!
The film hits theatres on March 6, 2015.
Watch the trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel below.