The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was one of the breakout British movie hits back in 2011 and one our favorite movies as well. So, it’s with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that we learned yesterday that a sequel is being made.
Most of the original cast is returning (well, SPOILERS, the ones that survived). Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton will be returning to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for a sequel. Other cast members Ronald Pickup and Celia Imrie will be returning as well.
The same team that produced the first movie is in charge of the sequel – with the same writer and same director returning. So, that’s encouraging.
Filming will begin on location in India in January 2014. No word on what it’s called. The first movie was based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach so it’s not clear what the second movie will be about or what source material will be used.
More updates as we get them!