Long talked about, but never quite made until now, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie finally has the cameras rolling and Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley back living their version of the good life. Picture proof sits above!
Mandie Fletcher is calling the shots on this one, working from Saunders’ script, with Edina and Patsy joined, as you might expect by Julia Sawalha’s Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. “I am thrilled and excited to finally start filming,” says Saunders. “We are all taking our medication and hoping for the best,”
The plot, which follows some of the archetypes for a film based on a British sitcom sees Edina and Patsy shopping, drinking and clubbing their way round London’s top spots until they stumble into a fashionable launch party and are blamed for a major incident. Fleeing the ensuing media storm and attendant paparazzi, they head for the French Riviera without a penny to their names, but start to form a plan to stay there permanently. Makes sense…
The likes of Kate Moss, Emma Bunton, Chris Colfer, Dawn French, Kim Kardashian and more are scheduled to show up for this one, shooting in the UK and the South of France. It doesn’t yet have a specific release date, but should be (dis)gracing our screens next year.