Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, CCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard // Film Critic
Sweetie darlings! You may have had your nerd fun yesterday with THE FORCE AWAKENS poster drop – and will have it again when that trailer drops later tonight during Monday Night Football – but now it’s my time! Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have announced that principal photography has begun on ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE. The first cinematic adventure for the long running and much-loved comedy is shooting on location in the U.K and the south of France for 7 weeks.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”) directing from a script by Jennifer Saunders.
“I am thrilled and excited to finally start filming. We are all taking our medication and hoping for the best,” said Saunders.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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!
So are you popping the champagne (and maybe a few pills) today to celebrate this glorious news?! If you do so, let this greatest hits compilation transport you into a furthered state of bliss.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE will be released in 2016.