Fox, BBC Release First Image from ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

'Absolutely Fabulous' Movie: First Look at
Courtesy of the BBC

LONDON — Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have released the first image from comedy “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which has started to shoot in the U.K. and the South of France for seven weeks. The film will be released next year.

The film reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Edina and Patsy, along with the rest of the original cast, which includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother.

In the movie, which is adapted from the BBC TV series, Edina and Patsy are still living the high life: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm, and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent, and live a life of luxury forever.

The behind-the-camera team includes Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”), directing from a script by Saunders, producers Jon Plowman (“Absolutely Fabulous,” “The Vicar of Dibley”) and Damian Jones (“The Iron Lady,” “Belle,” “Dad’s Army”). Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Saunders, French and Maureen Vincent are serving as executive producers.

DanTram Nguyen, VP of production, and Katie Goodson-Thomas, director of production, will oversee the project for Fox Searchlight.

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  1. Rodrigo says:

    Não vejo a hora…

  2. Valerie says:

    Sweetie DARLING!!

  3. Angiegirl says:

    Can’t wait. I used to love, love, love their tv show…broadcast here in the States a long time ago…looked forward to watching it whenever it was on! THIS movie should be hilarious~

  4. betsy ivory says:

    I am a real fan of AbFab and can’t wait for the movie…hope I can get it in the united States.

  5. it’s fabulous, darling! … time for bolli-stoli!!! :-D

  6. Truthteller says:

    Finally, something to look forward to in 2016!

  7. I remember when I started watching the show years ago and fell in love. My mom said she had never heard me laugh before.

  8. Brian Foster says:

    Like pizza and sex, even if it’s bad it’ll be great!

  9. Peter Conway says:

    OMG Bring it on!!!

  10. J Anthony says:

    Can’t wait until the movie Tone down Edie? Never!! Who could tone down Edie….. I think that would be anti-abFAB. I trust she will be her old self, no restraints . . .

  11. c o says:

    Oh dear god please tone Edie down a couple of notches from the latest tv episodes. She just came off as pushy and bitxhy and over loaded. Some of the best early Ab Fab moments were when she wasn’t going on and on about nothing full force.

  12. Victoria Red Sky says:

    It’s been too,too, long, Eddie, Patsy. Welcome back…Sweeties!

  13. Joelle says:

    I can’t wait to see it!

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