Production has began on the Absolutely Fabulous film.

(C) Fox Searchlight/BBC Pictures 2015

(C) Fox Searchlight/BBC Pictures 2015

The big screen version is being shot on location in the south of France and London and will reunite all of the original cast.

The plot sees Edina and Patsy blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party and becoming entangled in a media storm, which sees them flee to the French Riviera. 

Jennifer Saunders said "I am thrilled and excited to finally start filming,"

"We are all taking our medication and hoping for the best."

Fox Searchlight Pictures' president of production Claudia Lewis added: "We're so happy to join Jennifer, Joanna and the Absolutely Fabulous team on their latest and greatest adventures!"

The film is scheduled for release next year.

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