Pop the cork on the champagne – Absolutely Fabulous the Movie is coming. As filming of the movie wrapped up, creator Jennifer Saunders revealed that Edina and Patsy’s first big screen outing will hit cinema screens in the UK on July 1, 2016. It will see worldwide release soon after.
As production companies reveal, in dribs and drabs, what is in store for Eddie and Pats, the plot thickens.
But, of course, it sounds totally AbFab!
It seems Eddie and Pats are still oozing all their glitz and glamour. They live the high life as one expects of them. Of course, they shop, drink and clubb their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.
But following a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become caught up in a media frenzy. Pursued relentlessly by the paparazzi, they flee, penniless, to the playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera.
There they hatch a plan, as only they can, to make their escape permanent. They see themselves living the high life forever more.
100 drag queens for Absolutely Fabulous the Movie
Even with that fabulous plot, Saunders said she also hoped to cast 100 drag queens in the film.
The news was revealed after talent scouts began the hunt for ninety-six drag queens and “draggy camp fantastic looking queers” to join the cast.
Celebrity drag lookalikes being sought are Cher, Madonna, Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera and Tammy Wynette.
Real-life celebrities anticipated for inclusion in the cast to include Harry Styles, Chris Colfer, Joan Collins, Emma Bunton, Kim Kardashian West, Lulu and Kate Moss.
Put the champagne on ice!
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