When FOX Searchlight finally confirmed that the studio was making a movie based on the popular series “Absolutely Fabulous” it sent fans of the show into a social-media celebration. Since then the studio has been rather quiet on its plans for the film.
This week FOX Searchlight released the official plot synopsis of the upcoming installment, which will focus on the disastrous duo still conning their way to the life of luxury. In an official announcement sent to the press, the studio describes the film’s story stating:
“Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; 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 glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!”
The film will star Jennifer Saunders, who also wrote the screenplay, as well as her partner in crime Joanna Lumley. It was also confirmed that Julia Sawalha would be returning to the series. The film will be directed by Mandie Fletcher and will include a wide-array of pop-icons as guest stars. Those guest-stars include Kim Kardashian West, Joan Collins, Kate Moss and Lulu.
The film is currently filming in several locations in the U.K. and surrounding areas, and does not have an exact release date at this time. More information on the film, stills and trailers, and further casting surprises are sure to be released before the film hits theaters in 2016. Fans will just have to wait a little while longer for FOX Searchlight to put those marketing materials together, then they will get their first look at the film.