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After becoming a surprise hit in 2012, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was revealed to be getting a sequel from Fox Searchlight with the original film's director John Madden returning, along with writer Ol Parker. There's no book for the film to be based on this time, but the story focuses on Dev Patel and Maggie Smith co-managing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey, but there are some new cast members checking into the hotel, and it will not be Colin Firth and Helen Mirren as reported back in December of 2012. More below! At the start of the film, the hotel has one vacancy left, and Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig are the couple who snag it. In addition, David Strathairn has also landed a role in the film, »

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