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Tino Jochimsen

About 2 months ago we reported that Richard Gere was in talks to star in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

As heavy flirtations go, those 'talks' led to one thing which led to another and voilà: Gere’s in!

Now, another silver fox has joined the cast.

Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) has joined the cast, which includes basically everyone from the predecessor (minus ), plus newbie .

Filming for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has begun in India. Here’s the newly released synopis:

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny (), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy () and Lavinia (). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol ( and ) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge () juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.


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