There had previously been rumors and rumblings, but today we got the confirmation that Chris Colfer has joined the cast of the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous film, alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Ab Fab: The Movie is based on the incredibly successful British Sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (starring Saunders and Lumley) that originally aired from 1992-1996, was revived from 2001-2004 and finally 20th Anniversary specials (2011-2012).
Since the production of the film has been announced, there has been many announcements of celebrities joining the cast such as LuLu, Emma Bunton and Kate Moss with further announcements of celebrity cameos including: Harry Styles and Kim Kardashian. Chris Colfer had expressed interest in the film himself and now fans of both can rejoice as Colfer has joined the cast. The announcement was made by Colfer himself on twitter and was soon followed by the movie's official twitter account, who claimed they were "Gleeful" to have the young actor on board.
However, at this point in time, it is unknown if Colfer will be joining the cast for a full role or if it will be a celebrity cameo (let's hope it's the former).
Colfer is best known for his powerhouse performance as Kurt Hummel on Glee from 2009-2015 which earned him a Golden Globe Award, several Teen Choice Awards, three consecutive People's Choice Awards and an Emmy nomination. He was part of one of the most talented casts in TV history and is carving out a great career for himself post-Glee , having already written the New York Times bestselling book series The Land of Stories, having written and starred in his own film: the brilliant 2012 Struck By Lightning (he also novelized it as well), guest starring on two episodes of Hot in Cleveland and is set to star as Noel Coward in the upcoming as-of-yet untitled Noel Coward biopic.
So looks like being a part of Ab Fab: The Movie will only add to all those accomplishments in the 25 year old's young career. Colfer is a magnificent actor and also a fantastic singer too. So, this role on the big screen is a tall task that this enigmatic perfomer is more than capable of!
The Absolutely Fabulous movie was delayed for a while after Saunders announced she was trying to make the script the best it could be, worried that "it would be awful if it was awful". However, Principal Photography for the film began in the south of France last month.
With this Gleeful addition to the cast, and the brilliance of Saunders and Lumley, expect the Absolutely Fabulous movie to be nothing short of....well, fabulous!