19 October 2015
According to British tabloid, The Spectator, the creator of the hit television show, Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders, plans to cast nearly one hundred drag queens for the movie version of the iconic show.
The news was revealed after talent scouts began the hunt for ninety-six drag queens and “draggy camp fantastic looking queers” to join the cast.
On top of eight drag queens to perform individually – as well as seventy to be in an audience – the production team are also hoping to cast eighteen celebrity drag lookalikes.
The lookalikes are set to include Cher (obviously), Madonna and Dolly Parton impersonators.
Real life celebrities said to be taking part include One Direction’s Harry Styles – who will be playing the love interest of Lumley’s hard partying character, Patsy Stone.
The new movie, written by Saunders – who plays the legendary showbiz PR Edina Monsoon – is also rumoured to include guest appearances from the likes of Kate Moss and Spice Girls Victoria Beckham Emma Bunton.
“We are all there, the same old gang,” Lumley said of the cast.
“Lots of people you will have seen in it before, I think we are going down to the south of France to do some of the shooting there
“It’ll all be shot on location. It is going to be ravishingly funny! Very gorgeous… and completely fabulous!”