Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) 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 their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
In theaters this summer, an all-new international trailer has arrived for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie courtesy of Fox Searchlight. This hilarious new adventure reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous) directing from a script by Jennifer Saunders, producers Jon Plowman (Absolutely Fabulous, The Vicar of Dibley) and Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Belle, Dad's Army) with Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French and Maureen Vincent serving as executive producers.
In true Ab Fab style, the cast will be joined by a host of A-list stars from the acting, music and fashion worlds. DanTram Nguyen, Vice President of Production and Katie Goodson-Thomas, Director of Production will oversee the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Absolutely Fabulous originated as a TV series, which ran sporadically for six seasons between 1992 and 2012. The series aired in the U.K. on BBC, with American networks such as Comedy Central, BBC America, Oxygen and Logo also running episodes at various points in time.
The original TV show was considered brilliant in its uncensored bad behavior and satirical humor. The episodes always featured Edina and Patsy, two hard-drinking, drug-taking, completely and outrageously selfish middle-aged women. Their cruel humor focuses on the hypocrisy of today's society, much to the chagrin of Edina's more moral and conservative daughter, Saffron. That same wicked spirit and wit is evident in this latest trailer, making it one of this summer's surefire surprises, especially for those who've yet to experience what these two ladies often have in store.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be going up against DreamWorks' The BFG, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Universal's The Purge: Election Year. It isn't known how wide a release Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will get, but given the show's rabid fan base, it wouldn't be surprising if this fared well at the box office. While we await the arrive of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie at the local multiplex this July, take a look at what Edina and Patsy have in store for fans in just a few months.