Trailer for THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL Features Richard Gere

Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) gets to know new guest Guy (Richard Gere) in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (above).  Fox Searchlight  has released the first trailer for the sequel to the surprise 2012 hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, arriving in theaters on March 6, 2015.

Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith lead the ensemble, joined this time by Gere, Penelope Wilton, Tamsin Grieg, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Dubey, Tena Desae, and Diana Hardcastle.

John Madden is once more directing from a script by Ol Parker, who wrote the original  hit. Meh, I thought this was a Wes Anderson movie. Watch.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (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 (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 (Gere) and Lavinia (Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Dench and Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Pickup and Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (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 (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.

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