Dench, O’Toole, Christie Book Into “Hotel”

Acting legends Julie Christie, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Peter O’toole are all being sought to star in the upcoming feature “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” for Fox Searchlight reports 24 Frames.

Based on the Deborah Moggach novel “These Foolish Things”, the story follows a group of British senior citizens who travel to India to live out their remaining years and find a new lease on life.

Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Skins”) is in talks to co-star as an overworked London doctor who moves to Bangalore and sets up the converted guesthouse for the pensioners.

No-one has been signed to direct though John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love”) is being pursued for the job.