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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie featurette & Kylie theme song released

Kylie sings the iconic theme song and new footage is revealed from the movie.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens in UK cinemas on 1st July and reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic duo Edina and Patsy.

A brand new featurette for the film has just been released from Fox Searchlight titled ‘Legacy’, along with a first look at Kylie Minogue singing the iconic theme song for the new movie.

The original cast all return, including Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother.

Appropriate for their big screen debut, 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. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.

Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

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

Rhino will release the accompanying soundtrack on the same day as the film is released in cinemas. The album has launched with the exciting news that Kylie has recorded her own unique take on the classic ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ theme song ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’ which is now available at iTunes and for streaming.

Kylie commented: “As a huge fan of the ‘Ab Fab’ series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song, ‘This Wheel’s on Fire’.”

Originally written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko, the theme song became synonymous with the show having been recorded firstly by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson, and subsequently by Deborah Harry and Edmondson.

In addition to Kylie, the soundtrack also compiles tracks from contemporary pop stars including Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith and La Roux; classic material from Serge Gainsbourg, Nancy Sinatra and Leonard Cohen; and live cast recordings of some of the film’s most memorable musical moments.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – The Soundtrack will be released on CD and digital formats.

Check out the featurette and Kylie’s take on the theme song below:

 

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