Saunders hopes Absolutely Fabulous film will start shooting in Autumn

Jennifer Saunders has claimed that she hopes to begin filming the Absolutely Fabulous film in Autumn. Saunders and co-star Joanna Lumley last returned to the iconic roles of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone for a trio of special episodes shown in 2011 and 2012. In January, Saunders revealed that she had completed the first draft of the film’s script. David Gandy with Absolutely Fabulous stars Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in Sports Relief 2012 Credit Sports Relief Image from internet - for Nikki During an appearance on ITV's Loose Women, the actress teased details of the plot and told the panel that Lumley was worried the film wouldn't get made before they got too old. "[The film] involves all the main characters and virtually everyone that's ever been in the series - all those characters - and we're in London, and sometimes we might go to the south of France, I'm hoping," she said. "I'm waiting for the budget! It could be anywhere - if it's a big budget, it will be the Bahamas!" She went on to add: "I thought, 'Wouldn't it be awful if it was awful', but we're all so old, and Joanna [Lumley] said to me, 'Do it before we die!' We're all on the brink." More stories: Reese Witherspoon: Actors who refuse to play gay roles 'need to lighten up' Happy Birthday Channing Tatum! His hottest ever moments…(NSFW)