Trailer Round-Up: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Book of Life, and More
Hello and welcome to yet another Trailer Round-Up. This week’s edition isn’t as star-studded as before but that’s okay because it’ll give you an opportunity to look at some lesser-known films. Some, like The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Book of Life, and The Penguins of Madagascar, are “in-betweeners” because you’ve probably heard a little bit about these films but not a whole lot. Those three, plus The Theory of Everything, Left Behind, Love, Rosie, and Reclaim, are below.
Check out all the trailers and information (director, stars, and release date) below.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (a much better name than The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2) debuted a trailer ahead of its March 6, 2015 release date. The sleeper hit will return just about everyone, including director John Madden and stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, and etc. Check the new trailer out now if you liked the first film.
Moving back to this year, I have the latest The Book of Life trailer for you above. Personally, I’m excited for this because it’s produced by Guillermo del Toro; however, perhaps you’re excited because of the voice cast that includes Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, and Diego Luna (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights). Go ahead and watch the trailer before the animated flick hits theaters October 17th.
Staying in the animated genre, I also included the second trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar. This one has a voice cast that includes Madagascar returners Tom McGrath (playing Skipper), Chris Miller (playing Kowalski), and John DiMaggio (playing Rico). You don’t have to be a huge fan of the Madagascar franchise to appreciate the hilarious penguins, so it makes sense they got their own movie. We’ll see if Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie) and Eric Darnell’s (Madagascar) film is any good on November 26th.
A lesser-known but still very relevant film is The Theory of Everything. Fantastic director James Marsh (Man on Wire) directs this drama that centers around Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables) plays the iconic physicist and is flanked by Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) and Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love). If you want to see Redmayne as Hawking, click the trailer above.
Vic Armstrong’s (Joshua Tree) Left Behind adaptation debuted its first trailer last week, too. Before seeing the trailer, everything about this movie screamed “no!” but I’ve relented a bit on that. Nicolas Cage stars in the thriller with Chad Michael Murray (CW’s One Tree Hill) set to play “Buck.” This one releases October 3rd.
The Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)-fronted romantic drama Love, Rosie released a trailer, too. I don’t know a lot about this film other than that it is also an adaptation of a novel (“Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern). You can get to know the story a little bit more in the trailer above. As of now, there isn’t a U.S. date for this one.
Reclaim concludes today’s Trailer Round-Up with the first trailer I’ve seen. Alan White’s (Risk) thriller brings John Cusack and Ryan Phillippe (Crash) to the screen. While this isn’t enough to necessarily get me into the theaters, there is undeniable potential to the story. Like Love, Rosie, this one doesn’t have a firm date yet.
Come on back tomorrow for the latest posters!
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