After years and years of gestation, it looks like we finally have photographic evidence that Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has finally started filming and is on track to meet its 2016 release date.
Fans of the BBC Sitcom have been yearning for the triumphant return of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone ever since the show released their twentieth-anniversary specials in 2012. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be joined by returning cast members Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble, and June Whitfield as Edina's mother.
“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!”
In typical AbFab style, it was also announced that we can expect cameos from celebrities of all talents including Emma Bunton of The Spice Girls and Harry Styles of One Direction.
Absolutely Fabulous is currently filming in the U.K. and South of France. The film will be released sometime in 2016 by Fox Searchlight and BBC Films.