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The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be released in 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer: first look

Richard Gere comes to stay in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which reunites Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Dev Patel

The first trailer for comedy sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has been released, reuniting original cast members Judi Dench and Maggie Smith and welcoming newcomer Richard Gere.

The original inroduced audiences to a group of British pensioners living in the eponymous retirement home in India owned by Dev Patel's Sonny; this next instalment sees the hotel's balance disrupted by the arrival of new American resident Guy (Gere), and it isn't long until the core female residents begin lusting over their new arrival - most notably returnee Celia Imrie ("Have mercy on my ovaries," she quips upon spotting Guy for the first time).

Upon its release in 2012, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel became a sleeper hit at the UK box office making it the fourth highest grossing film of that year.

Penelope Wilton and Bill Nighy return as former married couple Jean and Douglas, with Jean no doubt providing obstacles for Douglas and his burgeoning romance with Evelyn (Dench). Alongside Gere, additional newcomers looking for a place to stay include David Strathairn (most recently seen in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot) and Tamsin Greig (TV's Episodes).

John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) returns as director as does screenwriter Ol Parker.

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