John Madden-directed Thethebestexoticmarigoldhotel (1) Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is set for a limited platform release beginning March 6, 2015, Fox Searchlight and Participant Media announced today. The cast from the 2011 film has reunited for the follow-up including Judi Dench, (Evelyn), Maggie Smith (Muriel), Bill Nighy (Douglas), Dev Patel (Sonny), Celia Imrie (Madge), Ronald Pickup (Norman), Penelope Wilton (Jean), Diana Hardcastle (Carol), Tena Desae (Sunaina) and Lillete Dubey (Mrs. Kapoor). Making their debut in the sequel are Richard Gere, David Strathairn and Tamsin Greig. This is the first ever sequel made by Fox Searchlight, and the rare adult-themed prestige film to get an encore. The first film was a surprise global hit which grossed $135 million worldwide.