Searchlight Joins “Absolutely Fabulous” Film

Fox Searchlight is in talks with the BBC to co-produce and co-finance the feature adaptation of the classic British comedy series “Absolutely Fabulous”.

The project is expected to reunite Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy, parts they first played in 1992 and have since reprised across six seasons and two decades.

All of the original main cast is confirmed to be returning and the project is also expected to include plenty of star cameos. Filming is slated to begin October 12th in London under the direction of Mandie Fletcher. Jon Plowman and Damian Jones are producing.

Source: Deadline