Bill Nighy (‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’), Catherine Zeta Jones (‘The Godmother’), Toby Jones (‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’), Tom Courtenay (‘Quartet’), and Michael Gambon (‘Harry Potter’) are all set to star in the big screen remake of classic British comedy ‘Dad’s Army.’
The ensemble cast also includes Blake Harrison (‘The Inbetweeners’), Danny Mays (‘Atonement’), Bill Paterson (‘Miss Potter’), Sarah Lancashire (‘Last Tango in Halifax’), Alison Steadman (‘Gavin & Stacey’), Mark Gatiss (‘Sherlock’) and Annette Crosbie (‘What We Did on Our Holiday’).
“Set in 1944 as the Second World War reaches its climax, the Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard, led by Captain Mainwaring, is low. So their new mission, to patrol the Dover army base, is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation – until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy and – with the outcome of the war suddenly at stake – it falls to the veteran servicemen to step up.”
Originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, Dad’s Army first aired from 1968-1977. The big screen outing of the long-running comedy will directed by Oliver Parker (‘St. Trinian’s’) from a script by Hamish McColl (‘Johnny English Reborn’).