Shooting has started on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which is the latest example of a British television sitcom to make its way to the big screen in the wake of the extraordinary success of The Inbetweeners Movie.
As cameras roll, the first official image from the film has been released, and you can see it below.
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will return to their classic roles as Edina and Patsy, with shooting set to take place both in Britain and in the south of France.
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy 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!
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be released in 2016.