Fox Searchlight Signs First-Look Deal with ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Producer Damian Jones

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Damian Jones recently wrapped principal photography on 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'

LONDON — Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed a two-year, first-look deal with Damian Jones’ DJ Films, which recently wrapped principal photography on “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.”

“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which will be released by Fox Searchlight on July 1 in the U.K. and July 22 in North America, is based on the television series directed by Mandie Fletcher, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.

Last year Jones produced the British comedy film “Dad’s Army,” directed by Oliver Parker, and “Lady in the Van,” directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Maggie Smith, who was nominated for both BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for her performance. Jones is developing “Goodbye Christopher Robin” with Steve Christian and director Simon Curtis.

Jones’ relationship with Fox Searchlight started with “The History Boys,” and continued through through “Belle” into “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” and “Goodbye Christopher Robin.”

“Fox Searchlight Pictures has a long and exciting history of collaborating with our filmmaking partners in the British film industry. We are proud to continue that tradition, and we know that our new pact with Damian serves to solidify our continuing commitment to, and appetite for, British films and British talent,” said Katie Goodson-Thomas, director of production for Fox Searchlight UK.

Jones also revealed Wednesday that Ariadne Kotsaki will be joining DJ Films as development executive.

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