‘Kath & Kim’ film in the works

Aussie mother and daughter act heading for the big screen

A film version of Australian sitcom Kath & Kim has got the go-ahead.

The cult sitcom, originally shown in the UK on BBC2, has been given production money from government agency Screen Australia in its latest round of funding.

Dubbed The Kath & Kim Filum, the picture will see the mother and daughter duo head off on an overseas adventure, reports Variety magazine.

Screen Australia chief Ruth Harley said: “Australia‚Äôs comedic sensibility is world-renowned and is a distinctive part of our cultural identity. The Kath & Kim Filum represents iconic Australian comedy.”

Kath & Kim‘s TV run ended in 2007 after four seasons, after which an ill-fated US version was developed starring Selma Blair.