News

‘Ab Fab’ movie confirmed

‘Ab Fab’ movie confirmed

AB FAB: Shown from left: Jennifer Saunders (as Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon), Joanna Lumley (as Patsy Stone). Photo: WENN

Comedienne Jennifer Saunders has confirmed reports she is developing an “Absolutely Fabulous” movie.

In a new British TV interview with Jonathan Ross, Saunders revealed she has bowed to pressure from co-star Joanna Lumley to come up with a script for a film.

In the cult TV comedy series, which ran from 1992 to 2005 and returned for three anniversary episodes in 2012, Saunders and Lumley played boozy socialites Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

Saunders says, “I have to do it now because I’ve threatened to a lot, and then she (Lumley) kept announcing it and saying, ‘Yes, she’s going to do it,’ and then (writing partner) Dawn French on our radio show at Christmas said, ‘I bet £100,000 that you don’t write it,’ so now I have to write it, otherwise I have to pay her £100,000.”

Recent Headlines

2 mins ago in Local

Carl Sandburg Statue Dedicated in Poet’s Hometown

Fresh
Carl Sandburg Statue WGIL

A bronze statue of poet Carl Sandburg has been dedicated to his hometown of Galesburg.

6 mins ago in Local, Sports

Wrestling Hall of Fame Removes Hastert Awards

Fresh
Hastert AP

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame has voted to revoke all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

7 mins ago in Local

Construction Worker Dies After Gas Explosion

Fresh
fire

A construction worker from southwest Illinois has died several weeks after suffering severe burns in a gas explosion while on the job.

10 mins ago in Local

Race-Related Protests on SIU Carbondale Campus

Fresh
SIU

Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students.

2 hours ago in Local

Small Business Week

DCEO

Conn says she is an example of both the good and bad of Illinois