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.
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.