The actor who wowed us all in the Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008), and recently finished a stint on the HBO drama The Newsroom, Dev Patel, is back on comic form in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The 24-year old British actor – who recently split from girlfriend of six years Frieda Pinto – returns as the optimistic Sonny, owner of the Indian resort and looking to achieve his dream of expanding the enterprise.
It looks like some Bollywood fun has been injected into the script as Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and newcomer Richard Gere join the party.
‘Why die here, when you can die there!’ Sonny declares as he and co-manager Muriel (Smith) speak to potential investors for a second hotel.
In the sequel, the younger hotelier is also dealing with the arrangements for his marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai), though he’s not the only one with romance on the cards.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will open across the UK and Ireland on 26 February 2015 . We the Movie fans cant wait for this sequel. A mix-match of comedy and Drama. Watch the trailer below.