Um, could today be a better news day? First, Winona Ryder confirms “Beetlejuice 2.” Then we find out Patti Smith is turning her memoir “Just Kids” into a Showtime limited series. And now, for the olive in the martini: Fox Searchlight is in talks to co-produce, co-finance and distribute the long-awaited film version of “Absolutely Fabulous”!?!
As per Deadline:
Fox Searchlight is in talks to board the feature adaptation of classic comedy Brit TV series Absolutely Fabulous as a co-producer and co-financier with the BBC. Fox also will handle worldwide distribution on the project, which will reunite Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley in their iconic roles as Edina and Patsy. Set in the worlds of fashion and PR, the original TV series debuted in 1992 to immediate acclaim and high ratings, going on to run for a total of six seasons, spread out over two decades.
The article also says that original main cast is confirmed, and is expected to include plenty of star cameos. Production is set to start October 12th in London. Mandie Fletcher — who directed a number of the original TV episodes — will be behind the camera.