Thursday, August 13, 2015
It looks like the Absolutely Fabulous movie is on track and ready to start filming in October...
Fox Searchlight is in talks to board the feature adaptation of classic comedy Brit TV series Absolutely Fabulous as a co-producer and co-financier with the BBC. Fox also will handle worldwide distribution on the project, which will reunite Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy.
Set in the worlds of fashion and PR, the original TV series debuted in 1992 to immediate acclaim and high ratings, going on to run for a total of six seasons, spread out over two decades. All of the original main cast is confirmed, including Julia Sawalha as Saffron the scene-stealing daughter of Edina.
Production is set to commence October 12 in London. Mandie Fletcher — who helmed a number of the original TV episodes — will direct, with Jon Plowman and Damian Jones producing. Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Maureen Vincent are exec producing.
Oh...this just might be a HOOT!