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Judi Dench’s Harvey Weinstein Bum Tattoo Among Tales Shared At Britannia Awards

6 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hollywood got a touch of British class on Thursday night as Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench  all were honored at the 2014 Britannia Awards. The event held at the Beverly Hilton was a lively affair put on annually by BAFTA-la. Hosted in fine style for the second year by British comedian/actor Rob Brydon (My Trip To Italy) who welcomed the crowd by claiming he was really Renee Zellweger, the awards show also served to be a nice stop early in the Oscar/BAFTA season for potential contenders like honorees Robert Downey Jr. (The Judge),  Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), and director Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner). If you’re in the race, it never hurts to turn up at these things already looking like a winner and getting to make an acceptance speech. And though they didn’t sport any winners of this »

- Pete Hammond

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Casting Net: Mark Rylance to play Bfg in Spielberg adaptation

27 October 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Mark Rylance will play the title role in The Bfg, director Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. The story follows a young girl, the Queen of England, and a giant, called the Bfg, who set out to capture the evil, man-eating giants who are taking over the human world. DreamWorks acquired the book in 2010. Melissa Mathison adapted it for the screen. Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Sam Mercer are producing. Kathleen Kennedy will executive produce with John Madden and Michael Siegel. Kristie Macosko Krieger and Adam Somner are co-producers. Disney will release the film on July 1, 2016 in the U. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Steven Spielberg Film The Bfg Casts Mark Rylance In Lead Role

27 October 2014 6:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks Studios announced today that three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in The Bfg.

Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic children’s novel. Published in 1982, “The Bfg” tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

“As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” said Steven Spielberg. “I am excited and thrilled that Mark will be making this journey with us to Giant Country. Everything about his career so far is about making the courageous choice and I’m honored he has chosen ‘The Bfg’ as his next big screen performance.”

Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary »

- Michelle McCue

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Steven Spielberg's 'Bfg' Casts Mark Rylance as the Giant

27 October 2014 10:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Studios announced today that three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in The Bfg. Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved classic children's novel. Published in 1982, The Bfg tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as The Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Here's what director Steven Spielberg had to say about the casting in a statement.

"As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor. I am excited and thrilled that Mark will be making this journey with us to Giant Country. Everything about his career so far is about making the courageous choice and I'm honored he has chosen The Bfg as his next big screen performance. »

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Mark Rylance Starring as ‘The BFG’ for Steven Spielberg

27 October 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

DreamWorks Studios has cast Mark Rylance as the benevolent giant who is title character in “The BFG.”

Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel.  Published in 1982, “The BFG” tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and the Bfg, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Spielberg will begin shooting “The Bfg” in early 2015 and it will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.

“As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” said  Spielberg.  “I am excited and thrilled that Mark will be making this journey with us to Giant Country. Everything about his career so far is about making the courageous choice and I’m honored he has chosen ‘The Bfg’ as his next big screen performance.”

Rylance is currently working with Spielberg on DreamWorks’ untitled Cold War spy thriller, »

- Dave McNary

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Molinare wins post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Molinare to handle post on Marigold Hotel 2

9 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Molinare wins picture post for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

Film post-production house Molinare has been appointed by Fox Searchlight to undertake the picture post on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

The grading will be undertaken by colourist Gareth Spensley, chosen by director of cinematography Ben Smithard. Spensley previously worked with Smithard grading recent period drama Belle.

Molinare will begin grading the film for spring 2015 release.

John Madden returns to direct the sequel from an original screenplay by Ol ParkerBlueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin produced the film, with Participant’s Jeff Skoll serving as executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures has worldwide rights and co-financed the film in association with Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey with David Strathairn and Richard Gere joining the ensemble.

The first film »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Second Best Marigold Hotel trailer and a very handsome Richard Gere

10 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

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.

Synopsis

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 »

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Check Out The First Poster & Trailer For The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

8 August 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Time to check in again to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures invites you back to Jaipur, India with this new teaser for the film, opening in theaters March 6, 2015.

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.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on »

- Michelle McCue

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Marigold Hotel 2 gets UK date

8 August 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director John Madden returns while the original cast is joined by Richard Gere; first trailer released.

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 veteran cast has reunited for the film including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey

Additional cast making their debut in the series include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

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.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets UK release date and trailer

8 August 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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).

Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey all feature in the cast.

The independently-released Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was both a critical and box office hit last year, earning $135 million worldwide.

The follow-up film has been directed by John Madden from an original screenplay by Ol Parker. »

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Familiar faces arrive in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

7 August 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The first trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is out, and it’s ready to charm.

The film is directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker, who both worked on 2011’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a surprise hit. This marks the first sequel ever for Fox Searchlight.

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

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Watch: First Trailer for ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

7 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.

Blueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin are producing and Participant’s Jeff Skoll is executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures »

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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Trailer

7 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.

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 »

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Watch The First Trailer For ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

7 August 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of the delights of 2012 was the superb old-folk-on-holiday comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film did wonders at the international box-office, setting it alight with $136 million dollars in worldwide takings – that’s from a budget of just $10 million. Scratch your head, do the maths and you’ll agree that a sequel would be a bloody good idea. All of the pensioners from the first film are back in the sequel, (bar Tom Wilkinson), as well as Dev Patel and two newcomers in David Straithern and one Richard Gere.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set to hit cinemas in the spring of next year.

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 »

- Paul Heath

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Trailer: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

7 August 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Several years ago "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" became a major sleeper hit, nabbing over $135 million worldwide at the box office by catering to a demographic so rarely offered anything of interest at the multiplex.

Now, most of the cast are back for the the follow-up to the story of a bunch of British retirees living in India. Tom Wilkinson is out this time following the events of the first film. Instead Richard Gere has joined the cast. Director John Madden insists that he hates the film being called a sequel:

"I've always insisted on 'companion piece.' I think 'sequel' smacks of, 'Hey, we made a good one, it worked, let's do another one.' It certainly isn't the same movie again. We were very aware of wanting the experience to be completely fresh. If somebody simply walked into this film knowing nothing about the first, they would be just fine. »

- Garth Franklin

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Trailer Features Returning Cast and Richard Gere

7 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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Trailer For The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Promises Another Pleasant Diversion

7 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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 DenchMaggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

7 August 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Until recently, the sequel to 2012’s sleeper hit had been known simply as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2. Director John Madden, however, is insistent that it’s more than a straight sequel, entitling it instead The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The first film took an impressive $136m. at the global box office, and the second is sure to bring audiences back for more when it arrives early next year. We’ve still got a little while to wait, with its arrival slated for February/March 2015, but Fox Searchlight is wasting no time in building the anticipation, launching the first trailer today.

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 »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Peter Jackson Suggests Even Longer Cuts Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' Could Be Released

26 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Many many epochs past, before claiming its rightful status as the beloved Oscar-winning trilogy known the world over, "The Lord of the Rings" was planned to be a single movie, directed by John Madden ("Shakespeare In Love," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"). Obviously, that didn't come to pass, and Peter Jackson went in the opposite direction. Given a nearly unlimited canvas to paint on, and buoyed by global success, the theatrical cuts of each movie were supplemented by extended footage on home video. And when Jackson returned to helm "The Hobbit" after Guillermo del Toro's exit, it wasn't long until the planned two-movie saga was expanded to yet another trilogy. In short, Jackson has an inexhaustible supply of J.R.R. Tolkien's material to put on the big screen, and today at Comic-Con he suggested even more could be coming from "The Lord of the Rings." During what was reported »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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