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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel star Dev Patel trades one hotel for a very different experience in Hotel Mumbai.

The trailer for the film was released yesterday (January 9), showing the alum team up with Armie Hammer against a group of gun-wielding terrorists.

The film is based on the real-life events of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, during which the city’s famous Taj Mahal Palace hotel was held under siege by terrorists.

As the world watches on, the hotel’s chef Hemant Oberoi (played by The Big Sick‘s Anupam Kher) and waiter Arjun (Patel) choose to risk their lives to protect their guests, while a desperate couple (Hammer and Homeland‘s Nazanin Boniadi) are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child. Jason Isaacs pops up too, as a Russian businessman dining in the restaurant when the attackers arrive.

The film has met with rave reviews since it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, with Variety calling it “visually breathtaking” and “emotionally electrifying,” and the Guardian describing it as an “excellent, white-knuckle thriller.”

Hotel Mumbai opens in theaters on March 22, 2019.

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By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.