Release date confirmed for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

After two months of filming that's seen hundreds of drag queens and mountains of A-list celebs descend on the British capital - not to mention a show-stealing appearance from Patsy and Edina at the British Fashion Awards - Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie finally has an official release date! ab-fab2 The news that the iconic BBC sitcom's big screen adaptation will be hitting UK cinemas on July 1, 2016 was announced on Twitter yesterday (December 9), before being confirmed by Jennifer Saunders herself. https://twitter.com/TheJamesIngham/status/674522054985687040 https://twitter.com/ferrifrump/status/674532775618338820 An official plot synopsis teases that Patsy and Edina end up in the south of France on the run from the paps after the desperate duo are involved in a typically embarrassing public incident. “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. But when they are 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 forevermore!” We recently drew up our ultimate wishlist of things we want to see from Patsy and Edina’s first big screen outing – click here to check out our five most important demands. More stories: Melissa Rivers plays late mother Joan in J-Law's 'Joy' Watch | MTV documentary takes a look at the secret lives of ‘gay for pay’ porn stars