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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Coming Soon

15 hours ago | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On 26 February 2015, the stellar cast from the 2012 smash The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel return to the screen with the highly anticipated sequel – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed again by John Madden.

The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle, Lillete Dubey. Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

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 »

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Marigold Hotel to get Royal treatment

18 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets world premiere at Ctbf Royal Film Performance.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden, will get its world premiere at The Ctbf Royal Film Performance on Tuesday 17 February 2015, with Royals, cast and crew in attendance.

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (Ctbf), established in 1924, is the UK’s leading charity for the film and TV industries.

The Royal Film Performance has been the charity’s main fundraising event since 1946.

Wider UK release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set for February 26.

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- Laurence.Bartleet@city.ac.uk (Larry Bartleet)

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Chosen for Royal Film Performance

18 December 2014 3:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

John Madden’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been selected for Britain's annual Royal Film Performance, organized by the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (Ctbf). The royal and world premiere of the sequel will take place on Feb. 17, with members of the British royal family, cast and filmmakers in attendance. The Ctbf, established in 1924, is a big charity for the film and TV industries, supporting professionals and their families in times of need. The Royal Film Performance has been the charity’s principal fundraising event since 1946. Read more 'Downton Abbey' Fans in U.K. Get Chance to

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

17 December 2014 11:33 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has released a second trailer for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” two months ahead of its Feb. 26 opening in the U.K. and its March 6 launch in the U.S.

The trailer reveals Dev Patel’s character planning to expand the Best Exotic Hotel for the Elderly and the Beautiful while getting married.

The original “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was a surprise hit that 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 being deeply impressed by the first 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, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey.

“I couldn’t resist the chance to come and visit the old crumbling ruins »

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New trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

17 December 2014 9:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the follow-up to 2012’s hit comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and you can check it out below after the official 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). 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 »

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Checks In With New Trailer

17 December 2014 5:16 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The sequel to Fox Searchlight’s 2012 sleeper hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, has registered a new trailer today that pulls the curtain back a bit more than the one we saw back in August. Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn are the newest guests at the Indian inn for the “elderly and beautiful” which Dev Patel and Maggie Smith are successfully running. Patel’s Sonny is looking to expand, but it’s making more claims on his time than he has available — especially considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). The original returning cast also includes Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey. Directed by John Madden from an original screenplay by Ol Parker, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in the UK on February 26 and in the U.S. on March 6.

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Second Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Trailer

17 December 2014 1:01 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’d say this new trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is following hot on the heels of the first promo. But that was a couple of months ago, and given the style and feel of both the original film and this new one, the latest look at the sequel has more gently ambled along.Continuing the theme of old meets new and elderly British types seeking the sun, we have Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) looking to open a chain of Best Exotic Marigold Hotels across India. He gathers the funds for at least one, and the likes of stalwart resident Muriel (Maggie Smith) plus old pals Douglas (Bill Nighy), Evelyn (Judi Dench), Madge (Celia Imrie) and Jean (Penelope Wilton) are back to help celebrate.New this time is Richard Gere, who causes much romantic consternation among the ladies... With John Madden back directing and Ol Parker once again on scripting duties, »

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The Gang Are Back In New Trailer For The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

16 December 2014 2:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The first trailer for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel, aptly titled The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, has arrived online courtesy of The Daily Mail (via Collider). Directed once more by John Madden, the film picks up after the events of the 2011 movie with a touch of franchise expansion in every sense of the word.

As expected, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie all reprise their roles from the first outing, along with Dev Patel as the eager Sonny. This time around, the keen entrepreneur has his heart set on turning his rustic accommodations into a chain of hotels.

One of the key components to sequel success is, of course, the addition of fresh meat! So, there’s a couple of new names thrown in to spice up proceedings in the shape of Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig and David Strathairn.

It’s hard to »

- Gem Seddon

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Spielberg's Bfg Casts a Newcomer for Sophie

16 December 2014 10:51 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of Roald Dhal's classic children's book, The Bfg, has found it's lead actor (portraying the character of Sophie) in the form of a newbie to the acting world, Ruby Barnhill.  Come inside to learn more about the film and how it's coming together!

I love Roald Dahl and his books were frequently found in my hands when I was younger.  Combine his stories with Steven Spielberg you have a recipe (hopefully) for something really special.  Today's update on the film comes in the form of some casting for Sophie.  Check out the press release for the details: 

DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, “The Bfg.”  Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the children’s novel.  Published in 1982, “The Bfg” is the tale of a young London »

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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' International Trailer

16 December 2014 10:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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A Franchise Begins in New Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Trailer

16 December 2014 7:27 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new trailer for director John Madden’s (Shakespeare in Love) sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been released online.  The follow-up is actually a bit meta, as Dev Patel’s Sonny sets out to franchise his popular Indian hotel by expanding and opening the aptly named Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  Nearly all of the main cast from the first film returns, plus new additions Richard Gere and David Strathairn.  I found the original to be a sweet movie with a bit of a kick thanks to Maggie Smith’s zingers, and while the nature of sequels makes me doubt this follow-up will match the quality of that first film, the prospect of seeing this cast play off of each other once again is enticing enough. Check out the new international Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer after the jump.  The film also stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, »

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Watch the Trailer for 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

16 December 2014 7:02 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I never saw the first one so I have no idea if the title for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is ridiculous or perfect, but as someone not in the know it sounds ridiculous, not that that will matter considering I think all you need here is "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and the target audience's ears will perk up after the first movie made $136.8 million worldwide on a $10 million budget and this time around the entire gang is back for more. Director John Madden is back with Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn and Penelope Wilton making up the cast. Here's the plot: 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, »

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Steven Spielberg's 'Bfg' Casts Ruby Barnhill in the Lead

16 December 2014 6:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl's beloved classic story, The Bfg.&#160 Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the children's novel.&#160 Published in 1982, The Bfg is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the "Big Friendly Giant."

The Bfg will be 10-year-old Ruby Barnhill's first feature film role.&#160 She has been acting for two years and will appear in the upcoming BBC BAFTA award-winning children's drama "Four O'Clock Club."&#160 Ruby lives in Cheshire with her parents, younger sister and Tom the cat and is a member of her local youth theatre.

Said Ruby Barnhill:

"I feel incredibly lucky and I'm so happy. Sophie gets to go on this wonderful adventure and »

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Steven Spielberg Casts Newcomer Ruby Barnhill As Sophie For The Bfg

16 December 2014 5:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks Studios announced today that newcomer Ruby Barnhill has been cast as the young girl, Sophie, in Roald Dahl’s beloved classic story, The Bfg.  Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaptation of the children’s novel and will begin production in early 2015. The Bfg will open in U.S. theaters on July 1, 2016.

Published in 1982, The Bfg is the tale of a young London girl and the mysterious Giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. Barnhill joins Mark Rylance who has been cast as the “Big Friendly Giant.”

The Bfg will be 10-year-old Ruby Barnhill’s first feature film role.  She has been acting for two years and will appear in the upcoming BBC BAFTA award-winning children’s drama “Four O’Clock Club.”  Ruby lives in Cheshire with her parents, younger sister and Tom the cat and is a member of her local youth theatre. »

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Watch: 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Expands And Franchises In New Trailer

16 December 2014 5:28 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the age of everything-gets-a-sequel, even your Aunt's favorite movie "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" gets a followup. The first entry was a box office hit a couple years back, particularly overseas where it roped in $90 million all on its own. And now the series is franchising and expanding, and that's not just snarky talk from us, but the actual plot of the movie. Yep, Dev Patel is back playing Sonny, who is eager to build his hotel business, while Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton have returned, with even more happening in their lives. Meanwhile, Richard Gere is the new face in the mix, ruining everyone's ovaries as the fresh silver fox on the block. And bringing it all together is director John Madden, returning from his duties on this first movie. And really, it's hard to be too upset at a film like this which »

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Ruby Barnhill Joins Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’

16 December 2014 3:56 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Newcomer Ruby Barnhill is set to play Sophie in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG.”

Barnhill joins Mark Rylance, previously announced as The Big Friendly Giant, in the film, which is set for release in 2016, 100 years since Dahl’s birth in Llandaff, Wales.

The BFG” is the story of a young orphan girl and the mysterious friendly Giant who introduces her to Giant Country. The story was published in 1982, and is available in 39 languages.

The Bfg” will be 10-year-old Barnhill’s first feature film role. She has been acting for two years and will appear soon in the BBC BAFTA award-winning children’s drama “Four O’Clock Club.”

“After a lengthy search, I feel Roald Dahl himself would have found Ruby every bit as marvelous as we do,” Spielberg said. “We have discovered a wonderful Sophie in Ruby Barnhill.”

Luke Kelly, managing director of the »

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10-Year-Old Newcomer Ruby Barnhill To Star In Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’

16 December 2014 3:12 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After a lengthy search, DreamWorks has settled on Ruby Barnhill, a 10-year-old girl from Cheshire, England, to play Sophie in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Bfg. Barnhill will star with Mark Rylance who was previously set as the eponymous Big Friendly Giant. This is Barnhill’s first feature role, although she has been acting for two years, including in the BBC children’s drama Four O’Clock and at her local youth theater.

Published in 1982, The Bfg is the story of a young London girl and the world’s only benevolent giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. The two set off on an adventure (with the aid of the Queen of England) to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world. Spielberg is beginning production early in the New Year and Disney releases on July 1, 2016 in the U. »

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‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke to Receive Award at Santa Barbara Film Fest

9 December 2014 7:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke have been honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s 2015 American Riviera Award, marking the first time the distinction has been awarded to two honorees. The tribute will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5 at the Arlington Theatre.

“To honor Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke with the American Riviera Award is an immense privilege for Sbiff,” said Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling. “Both have careers filled with significant achievements both on and off camera including their roles in Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ — which features some of the most unique performances of the year in a project they worked on for over a dozen years — and proves that they’re artists that continue to evolve and inspire us.”

The American Riviera Award is given to actors and directors who have had a strong influence on American cinema, with previous honorees including Robert Redford (2014), Quentin Tarantino (2013), Martin Scorsese »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Boyhood’ Stars Patricia Arquette & Ethan Hawke Set For Santa Barbara Honor

9 December 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival said today that the pair will receive its 2015 American Riviera Award, which recognizes actors who have had a strong influence on American cinema. Marking the first time the honor will go to multiple recipients, Boyhood stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke will receive a tribute to their long careers. The awards will be presented February 5 at the Arlington Theatre during the 30th annual event up the California coast.

In addition to awards favorite Boyhood — which famously was shot over a 12-year span — Arquette’s long list of credits includes turns for such top directors as Martin Scorsese (Bringing Out The Dead), John Madden (Ethan Frome), Tony Scott (True Romance), Michel Gondry’s (Human Nature), Tim Burton (Ed Wood), David O. Russell (Flirting With Disaster) and David Lynch (Lost Highway). She won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood and »

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

31 October 2014 4:04 AM, PDT | 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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