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Are you ready for a Beach Boys musical? Fox 2000 is reportedly moving ahead with All Summer Long, having tapped The Vow helmer Michael Sucsy to sit in the director’s chair on the project, and now we’re hearing that English model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is in talks for the lead role of Caroline.
Further plot details are being kept under wraps, but Fox 2000 paid $2 million to buy the pitch by Susannah Grant, along with rights to the Beach Boys catalog. All Summer Long is reportedly a 1960s California-set story inspired by the band’s music.
After breaking out as a model for Victoria’s Secret, Burberry and Dkny, Delevingne successfully managed to transition into acting with a small role in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. Since then, she’s been keeping busy with a number of high-profile parts.
- Isaac Feldberg
Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. Forecasts were uncertain whether Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still had the appeal to take the multiplex by storm. The turtles are as popular as ever, apparently, crushing Guardians of the Galaxy in its second week. I have no doubt that you’re all sick of me bitch and moan about Michael Bay and Marvel week after week – but see? I have a point; we do have to talk about them every week; there’s no escape. So we’ll skip them for the good news: Boyhood passed 10 million and is still expanding.
Weekend Box Office
01 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65 *New*
02 Guardians Of The Galaxy $41.5 (cum. $175.9) Review
03 Into The Storm $18 *New*
04 Hundred Foot Journey $11.1 *New*
05 Lucy $9.3 (cum. $97.3)
06 Step Up All In $6.5 *New*
07 Hercules $10.7 (cum. $52.3)
08 Get On Up $5 (cum. $22.9) Review
09 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $6.4 (cum. $47.5) Reviewish & Podcast
10 Planes Fire & Rescue $5.5 (cum. »
- Amir S.
Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast reunites for the upcoming comedy The Second Best Marigold Hotel which releases in theaters across North America on March 6, 2015. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai and the rest of the gang are back together along with Richard Gere who joins the fun for an all-new adventure set in India. Oscar-nominated director John Madden returns as well.
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 »
- Press Releases
The sequel sees the return of Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Fans of Smith can expect to see the 2-time Oscar winning actress on the big and little screen this autumn and I suspect during the upcoming Awards Season. She’s nominated again with an Emmy for Supporting Actress (Drama) for “Downton Abbey” and her work on the upcoming film My Old Lady, alongside Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, is without a doubt Smith’s finest work in years and definitely worth some Oscar attention.
Read Jim Batts’ review of the first film Here.
- Michelle McCue
Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced Feb 27, 2015 as the UK release date for sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
John Madden has returned to direct the follow-up feature to the 2012 hit, which made $136.8m at the box office.
The story is based on an original screenplay by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker and Madden.
The story centres on two hopeful new arrivals, played by Greig and Gere, at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful who quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be released in the UK on February 27, 2015.
The first trailer for the sequel - which sees Richard Gere join the veteran cast - has also been unveiled.
The film centres on Sonny (Dev Patel) as he looks to open a second hotel, following the success of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. However, he must juggle the demands of his new venture with his imminent marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desae).
The independently-released Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was both a critical and box office hit last year, earning $135 million worldwide.
Fox Searchlight’s Golden Globe-nominated 2012 sleeper hit gets a sequel in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which returns central stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, and Dev Patel. Richard Gere joins the cast this go-around for director John Madden, who helms again from a script by Ol Parker. Plot finds the Marigold Hotel denizens navigating life and love as new guests arrive to find only one room available. The film will hit theaters March 6: »
"The Best Marigold Hotel" was released in 2012 and managed to earn $137 million worldwide on a budget of only $10 million. Due to its success, a sequel immediately went into development. And now, we have the trailer for the new film, called "The Second Best Marigold Hotel." Check it out below. Plot: In the new movie, two hopeful arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent. "The Second Best Marigold Hotel" is bringing back Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Diana Hardcastle, and Ronald Pickup. Meanwhile, Richard Gere is a new addition to the cast. The sequel is set to hit theaters on March 6th, 2015. Trailer: »
The first trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is out, and it’s ready to charm.
The followup has Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) as co-managers of the hotel. It will see the return of familiar faces—Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, and Lillete Dubey—and the arrival of new ones, too, including Richard Gere, »
- C. Molly Smith
Those who - spoilers! - survived the original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel have jumped at the chance of another holiday in India, and so, with a certain amount of inevitability, The Second Bext Exotic Marigold Hotel was announced as in the works last autumn. It's finished already, and the first trailer has just arrived.Judging by that, the plot this time is that Richard Gere is in it.As before, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Ronald Pickup have all checked in, joined by newcomer Tamsin Grieg. John Madden is still the director, and the release date is February 27 next year. »
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has revealed its first trailer. John Madden‘s follow-up to his 2012 sleeper hit once again picks up with the colorful residents of the titular retirement center — all of whom, proprietor Sonny (Dev Patel) is careful to confirm, are still alive. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, […]
The post ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” eight months ahead of its March platform release in the U.S.
The original “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was a surprise hit and grossed $135 million worldwide in 2012. The new project is the first sequel ever released by Fox Searchlight.
The trailer features several female cast members impressed by the appearance of Richard Gere. John Madden has returned to direct the sequel from a script by Ol Parker. Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey.
“I couldn’t resist the chance to come and visit the old crumbling ruins and see how the hotel was doing as well,” Wilton chirps.
- Dave McNary
Two newcomers stir up trouble in the first trailer for comedy sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. In the film, the eponymous hotel is thriving when two new guests, including Guy (Richard Gere), disrupt the balance, especially since only one room is available. As the trailer reveals, the hotel's other denizens are quick to notice Guy's striking good looks, which leads to some sexy banter. Meanwhile, there is plenty of bickering and potential romance in store for the characters who return from 2012's sleeper hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, including Douglas (Bill Nighy), Evelyn (Judi Dench) and Muriel
- Ryan Gajewski
Richard Gere is a dreamy new guest in the first trailer for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” while returning star Bill Nighy wants to marry Judi Dench. The preview (above) for the sequel to 2012 sleeper hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” features dance sequences, happy music, and a lot of jokes, while promising “the best is yet to come.” See video: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Goes Off to War in First ‘Testament of Youth’ Trailer “The Second Best” installment of the Fox Searchlight franchise about a group of retirees living in a hotel in India revolves around hotel manager. »
- Greg Gilman
Not all sequels have to be about horror movie monsters and superheroes. Sometimes, even a hotel that caters to senior citizens gets a second chance on the big screen. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a follow-up to 2012's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which finds Sonny (Dev Patel) attempting to franchise out his hotel, which caters to the 'elderly and beautiful'. The original location only has one remaining vacancy, which causes a problem for new tenants played by Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere, neither of whom are old enough to be staying here, though maybe a little too beautiful. Check it out as Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench also return for another stay at the Best Exotic Marigold.
A new trailer for "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" brings back the full cast from the 2012 original, who waste no time cracking wise about their advanced ages.
Hotel manager Sonny (Dev Patel) gets the ball rolling by discussing the ritual of taking a morning roll call, "to ensure that nobody has died in the night." Judi Dench opens up to Maggie Smith with a soul-searching revelation -- "The difference between what we want and what we fear is the width of an eyelash," she muses -- only to have the latter woman admit she didn't even realize Dench was talking.
There's also a brief glimpse of new hotel guest Richard Gere, a dashing American (not a stretch of a role) who charms the female Marigold residents. We're rooting for the saucy woman who not-so-subtly propositioned him to seal the deal by film's end.
In addition to Patel, Dench, and Smith, »
- Katie Roberts
I never saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel back in 2011, but those that saw it seemed to think it was pleasing enough and I'm sure Fox Searchlight didn't mind the fact it brought in $136.8 million worldwide on a $10 million budget. So, why not make a sequelc Back for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yes, that's the title) are Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn and Penelope Wilton and the plot goes like this: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (or The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is the expansionist dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its 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, »
- Brad Brevet
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is now titled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which is an interesting titling scheme. I know a new hotel is opened in the film, but I also wonder if the title is a bit of meta-commentary on the nature of sequels and that one should temper their expectations lest they assume this installment matches the majesty of the first. I haven’t seen the first film, so I’m not qualified to say. The sequel was directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker. It stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, David Strathairn and Richard Gere. Hit the jump for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer! The film hits theaters on March 6th, 2015. Head over to Apple for the HD version. Here's the synopsis for The Second Best Exotic Marigold »
- Evan Dickson
As far as sequels go, one film that most people wouldn’t consider to be begging for one would have to be The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which employed a slew of classy, established thesps to tell a genial, feel-good story about retirees finding a new lease on life. However, Fox Searchlight is certainly not blind – that 2012 flick grossed $130 million worldwide on a budget of around $10 million – so now audiences are getting a follow-up, officially titled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Today, the first trailer for the sequel, which opens next year, has arrived, promising exactly the same sort of cinematic diversion – which should be perfectly acceptable to the same crowd which made The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel a hit. John Madden is back in the director’s chair, and many of the same stars are reprising their roles, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel. »
- Isaac Feldberg
While the title seems a little ill-advised, as it implies the follow-up won't be as good as the first film, the teaser trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has arrived. The trailer only hints at the story coming in the sequel which follows Sonny (Dev Patel) attempting to lock down a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful has turned out to be a success. Richard Gere arrives as a new tenant alongside Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and other returning cast members, and this looks to have the same tame charm the first film delivered. Watch! Here's the teaser trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, originally from Apple: Sonny (Dev Patel) has his eye on a promising new property now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a »
- Ethan Anderton
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