Sonny (Dev Patel) plans an expansion of his popular hotel in the new international trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, following the domestic trailer that debuted back in August. The main cast of 2012's indie hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel returns, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle, along with new additions Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn
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 (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. Original The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel director and writer John Madden and Ol Parker are also back for this follow-up, which is set for release on March 6, 2015. Take a look at the new footage below from this upcoming Fox Searchlight Pictures sequel.