JENNIFER Saunders' award-winning sitcom of barbed insults and fashionable excess saunters onto the big screen, directed by Mandie Fletcher.

Edina Monsoon (Saunders) is in the PR doldrums. Her client list has thinned and she continues to clash with her strait-laced daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), who has a 13-year-old daughter called Lola (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness).

Thankfully, best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) is still in the media eye and her magazine is sponsoring the lavish Huki Muki Retrospective launch party. Supermodel Kate Moss, who is currently between PRs, is due to attend and Edina vows to woo the English rose and land her before arch rival Claudia Bing (Celia Imrie) of Bing, Bing, Bing & Bing.

This hare-brained scheme goes tragically awry and the fashion world points the finger of blame for Kate Moss' death at Edina and Patsy. Eddy's trusty secretary Bubble (Jane Horrocks) vanishes at the most inopportune moment so the despondent duo are forced to go on the run.

They head for the Cote d'Azur, where they intend to salve their woes by snagging wealthy husbands. Unfortunately, Edina's mother (June Whitfield) is also in the South of France to celebrate the birthday of her well-to-do sister, Violet (Wanda Ventham).

It is appropriate for their big screen debut, that 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.

In true Ab Fab style, the cast will be joined by a host of A-list stars from the acting, music and fashion worlds.

Abolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Edina, Patsy and the rest of the much loved-gang, as well as the award-winning team behind the camera, with Mandie Fletcher (“Blackadder,” “Absolutely Fabulous”) directing from a script by Jennifer Saunders. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their famous roles of Edina and Patsy, along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as mother.