Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to open doors for sequel in 2014


In 2011, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel followed a group of British retirees who decide to take their retirement to less the expensive and exotic India at the restored Marigold Hotel that has since fallen apart. With Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel and Celia Imrie, the original cast reads like a who’s who of British acting royalty.
 

 
Based on Deborah Moggach’s novel ‘These Foolish Things’, the sleeper hit of 2011 has been tagged for a sequel in late 2013/early 2014 as Fox Searchlight has given the go-ahead to continue renovation on the Marigold. Most of the cast is expected to return, as well as Ol Parker returning to write the sequel and John Madden returning as the director.
 
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Let’s the rumor mill begin. First up, With the news of the sequel, is the rumor that Helen Mirren and Colin Firth have signed on for the sequel although no word as of yet as to their roles. Purely speculative but it’s fun to think about for a bit anyway.

  • tejaswoman

    Came on the blog to ask a question — more on that in a moment — and found this tidbit relating to a film my mother had just been hunting on Netflix.(Sadly, BEMH is *not* presently available for streaming.) She’s long since tucked in for the night, but I feel sure she’ll be pleased with this news in the morning.

    Now to my question, unrelated to the film, but VERY related to Tellyspotting, as it’s about a Britcom that aired ages ago on KERA. Sometime between Sept. 1990 and Sept. 1991 — a time range that is certain, as I remember where I was living when seeing this show — KERA used to air a show about a young man who quit his job with an advertising agency because he refused to advertise tobacco. I seem to recall that particular detail was replayed in the opening of each episode, though I’m less certain of that. My recollection was that his name was Jack and I definitely remember his spending time in the “dole queue,” if only because this show was my introduction to that expression. Seems like he was a ladies’ man early on but then settles down to live with just one woman. Over the last few years, I’ve searched the Internet as well as exploring every resource I can find that proposes to catalog the many, many British comedy series over the decades. No luck! Anyone at KERA know what show I’m describing? The one last fuzzy detail I *think* I remember is that when it was airing at the start of the ’90s, it was already older, having been produced in the late ’70s.

    (To anyone who sees “Jack” and “living with a woman” and thinks I’m thinking of the Britcom that led to “Three’s Company” and its spin-off “Three’s A Crowd,” I’m quite sure I’m not, because this guy didn’t live with women BEFORE shacking up with his girlfriend.)