Reuniting Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders for a sit down chat would be enough to warrant excitement so you can imagine how we're feeling about the prospect of seeing Eddie and Patsy in a movie all of their own. We've been burned before by TV comedies moving to the big screen (we're talking about you 'Sex and the City 2'), so we're keeping expectations low while also accepting that with Mandie Fletcher ('Blackadder', 'Absolutely Fabulous') directing and a script by Jennifer Saunders herself, it can at worst be a feature length, ultra glamourous episode and that wouldn't disappoint at all.
Here's the official synopsis:
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 permanent their escape and live the high life forever more!
If it's anything like their other trip to France, we can't wait.
'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' is expected in cinemas this July.