Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films have announced that principal photography has begun on “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” the first film based on the the long-running and much-loved comedy series.
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reunite as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with original cast members Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother.
In the film, Edina and Patsy are blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party. Entangled in a media storm and relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi, they flee penniless to the French Riviera where they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and forever live the high life.
Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”) directs from a script by Saunders, while Jon Plowman and Damian Jones will produce. Shooting will take place on location in the U.K and the south of France over the next seven weeks. Check out the first official photo below: