“Absolutely Fabulous” gets July release date
It’s been a long time since we last caught up with Edina and Patsy, but the girls are coming to the big-screen this summer with a brand-new film.
This week Fox Searchlight finally set a date for “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which will now open in select in the U.S. on July 22, 2016. The U.K. will get the movie first, the film will premiere in that region’s theaters on July 1, 2016.
Fans of the original show should be happy to know that Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be reprising their roles in the new film. The show first premiered back in 1992, and ran for three seasons. Fans enjoyed a short-lived revival in 2001 and two anniversary specials were released just a few years ago.
In the new film Edina and Patsy are still living life to the extreme, all while enjoying the best that London has to offer. The film picks up after the duo are blamed for a “major incident at an uber fashionable launch party,” and are soon forced into seclusion to avoid the bad-press from disaster.
The two-pals soon flee to the French Riviera, but without any money. Soon they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life they had always hoped for.