The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set to be a blockbusting hit of a movie when it is released in March 2012. A cross between Slumdog Millionaire and Love Actually, the film features the biggest names in British cinema including two members of the cast of Downton Abbey.
The film follows a group of British retirees looking to find mystery and adventure in a luxury Indian hotel. Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, Harry Potter), Judie Dench (Quantum of Solace, Iris), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Tom Wilkinson (The Full Monty, Sense and Sensibility) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Pride & Prejudice) all star in this ensemble classic.
So far, the film is confirmed to release in the UK on 9th March 2012. The director of Shakespeare in Love, John Madden, is the man behind the tale. The film celebrates everything that is great about India, from a British perspective. Expect flowers, motorcycles and plenty of gin & tonic.