Absolutely Fabulous script is written, says Jennifer Saunders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 January 2015
Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

The first draft of the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie script is finished, according to Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders has finished the first draft of the 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie script.

The 56-year-old comedian has been working on the script for the past 12 months and has revealed she felt "euphoric" after finishing writing, while she also confirmed that the eagerly-awaited movie would be called 'Edina and Patsy'.

She said: "I've finished the first draft. I'm feeling euphoric.

"My proper New Year's resolution is to do the film, otherwise it'll be a pointless year of procrastination."

Jennifer also confirmed to the Sunday People newspaper that the cast of the iconic BBC sitcom - which included Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield - will be returning to their original roles for the movie.

Earlier this year, Jennifer revealed that her struggle to write the movie led her to seek professional help.

She explained: "I am actually having treatment, hypnotherapy, for procrastination. It's true, What my hypnotist said was to get rid of the backpack of negativity."

The sitcom, which ran from 1992 to 2012, was based on an original idea by Jennifer and Dawn French, and developed a huge following in the UK.

Jennifer has previously said she hopes to release the film in 2015.

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