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'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer: Familiar faces check in

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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, David Strathairn, and Tamsin Greig.

In the trailer, Sonny and Muriel discuss the hotel’s condition, and there’s a, err, warm welcome for one of its new arrivals, Guy (Gere). The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits theaters March 6, 2015.