An Absolutely Fabulous film is one step closer to becoming a reality. After years of rumours, Jennifer Saunders has finally provided us with some proof: a completed script.
“I’ve finished the first draft. I’m feeling euphoric,” the 56-year-old comedy writer and actress has revealed.
It seems, twenty-three years after the sitcom first graced our telly screens, Eddie, Patsy and co really might be heading for the big screen in 2015.
“My proper New Year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination,” Saunders told the Sunday People.
There’s no news yet on a storyline, but Saunders has said she wants to cast everyone who has ever been in it so expect return performances from Julia Sawalha, Celia Imrie, Kathy Burke, Helen Lederer, Naoko Mori, Mo Gaffney and Christopher Ryan. We might even get repeat visits from the likes of Lulu, Emma Bunton, Naomi Campbell, Elton John and Kate Moss.
Saunders previously revealed that she had to write the script after her comedy partner-in-crime Dawn French bet her a hefty sum that she wouldn’t.
“Joanna Lumley kept announcing it and saying, ‘Yes she’s going to do it,’ and then Dawn French on our radio show at Christmas said, ‘I bet £100,000 that you don’t write it,’ so now I have to write it, otherwise I have to pay her £100,000.”
Absolutely Fabulous, which follows fad fashion addict Edina Monsoon and magazine editor Patsy Stone (Lumley) ran for five series between 1992 and 2003, returning for special episodes, the last of which was in July 2012 and based around the Olympics.