Sunday, April 21, 2024

“Absolutely Fabulous– The Movie” Is Coming Whether You Like it or Not


If you live long enough, it will all happen.

And such is the case for “Ab Fab” or “Absolutely Fabulous,” the hit British TV show that became a cult favorite in the US some 20 years ago. They’re making the movie! Fox Searchlight will release it, too. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are back, in a script by Saunders. All the original cast members are back, too, including Jane Horrocks, who had her own fame in the movie “Little Voice” many moons ago.

The movie will shoot in Britain and the South of France as Edina and Patsy have many madcap adventures as two mumbling, charming drunks who are suddenly pursued by paparazzi.  Good fun!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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