'ab fab: the movie' is here, sweetie!

Pop a bottle of bolly, dahling! Absolutely Fabulous' cult characters Eddy and Patsy are coming to the silver screen

by Francesca Dunn
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19 October 2015, 5:45pm

Considering Absolutely Fabulous premiered back in 1992 and ran for an iconic five seasons before popping up for a further two special episodes in recent years, it's surprising that there hasn't already been a movie made about Eddy and Patsy. Great news though: Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are currently busy shooting their first cinematic adventure in which their outrageous characters will continue their hilarious lifestyles. Blamed for a serious 'incident' at a fashion party, the film apparently follows the duo through the eye of a media storm and out to the French Riviera where they find themselves on an oligarch's yacht in the middle of the ocean, hungover and penniless. 

"I am thrilled and excited to finally start filming," Saunders has said. "We are all on the Sanatogen and hoping for the best!" Featuring original cast members Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble, as well as cameos from Emma Bunton and Lulu, according to rumors the movie will also star Harry Styles, Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Kelly Hoppen, and nearly 100 drag queens.

Ab Fab: The Movie is due for release in 2016 by Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films.

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