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 and be released worldwide 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, living the high life they are accustomed to – shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.

But when they are blamed for a major incident at a 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 and live the high life forever more.

As if that fabulous plot was not enough, Saunders said she hoped to cast nearly 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 in the cast are expected to include Harry Styles, Chris Colfer, Joan Collins, Emma Bunton, Kim Kardashian West, Lulu and Kate Moss.

So the stage is set – and the champagne is on ice!

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