Friday, August 22, 2014

The Return of AbFab: Big Screen and Star-Studded

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Jennifer Saunders told the Mirror recently that those lovable alcoholic fashion comedy queens will be back in an "Absolutely Fabulous" movie and she plans to have every past guest star reprise their roles.


From the Mirror:

Jennifer Saunders is planning a star-studded cast for the Absolutely Fabulous movie and some very big stars could reprise their roles.

The 56-year-old comedienne is working on a film spin-off of her classic sitcom and she has revealed she wants every guest star that's been in the show - including Kate Moss and Emma Bunton - to return.

She said: "I haven't got the storyline completely sorted out yet, but I want to cast everyone who has ever been in the show in it."

Writing and starring in the original show - which ran for five seasons between 1992 and 2003 and later returned for special episodes - Saunders confirmed that she was working on a new script for the big screen earlier in the year.

The hit sitcom starred Jennifer and Joanna Lumley as boozy fashion industry insiders Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

The comic confirmed the main cast, also consisting of Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks, would return for the movie.

She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I guess if your name begins with J, you're in. Joanna, Jennifer, Jane, June, Julia - we're all J's."

Other guests who appeared on the show - which aired 39 episodes in total - include supermodel Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonham Carter, Idris Elba, Sir Elton John and Jennifer's long-time comedy partner Dawn French.

Jennifer confirmed the movie earlier this year, saying: "I am writing the film as we speak - it's in the pipeline.

"I am hoping it will be released by the end of next year."

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