Good news for all The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
fans out there – the sequel to a 2012 British comedy-drama has finally begun production in India! Another great news is that John Madden
is back to helm the whole thing, and that (as you already see from our title) David Strathairn
has joined a star-studded cast as well. Sounds promising, head inside to find more details…
So, at this moment we know that Madden will direct The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2
from an original screenplay by Ol Parker
, while folks from Blueprint Pictures are once again attached to produce the project.
When it comes to that awesome cast, Judi Dench
is back as Evelyn, Maggie Smith
as Muriel, Bill Nighy
as Douglas, Dev Patel
as Sonny, Celia Imrie
as Madge, Ronald Pickup
as Norman, Penelope Wilton
as Jean, Diana Hardcastle
as Carol, Tena Desae
as Sunaina and Lillete Dubey
as Mrs. Kapoor.
Additional cast making their debut include Richard Gere
, David Strathairn
and Tamsin Greig
And here’s the official synopsis:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny, and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. 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 and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge 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, 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.
Hope we’ll soon have more updates to share, let us know what you think about the plot, and stay tuned for more updates!