By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider August 8, 2014 at 10:48AM
A far-in-advance teaser for "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (the film doesn't open until March 6th of next year) and the music industry based love story, "Beyond The Lights", highlight today's new trailer drops.
The original cast that includes Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Bill Nighy, returns for a second helping of curry and conversation in Fox Searchlight's "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and this time around Richard Gere has stopped by for a stay. John Madden is back to direct. I'm wondering if this is going to develop into a franchise whereby aging actors try to revive their careers ala "The Expendables". Perhaps it can be known as "The Depends-ables". In any case, the original BEMH grossed a surprising $46 million in 2012 so look for this to have a strong adult appeal next March.
"Beyond The Lights" is a music industry love story, starring "Belle" lead Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver and Nate Parker, from Relativity and the first trailer looks promising. Think a 2014 version of "The Bodyguard".