Dad’s Army remake: Full cast announced
Tom Courtenay, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon and Toby Jones are among the stars who will appear in a big-screen remake of classic sitcom Dad’s Army.
Toby Jones will star as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy will appear as Sergeant Wilson and Tom Courtenay will play Corporal Jones.
Michael Gambon will fill the role of Private Godfrey and there will also be roles for Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sarah Lancashire and Mark Gatiss.
The original sitcom followed a hapless World War II Home Guard platoon.
It ran for nine series from 1968 to 1977 and is regarded as one of Britain’s greatest TV comedies.
The story will see Catherine Zeta-Jones play a glamorous journalist sent to report on the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard before MI5 discovers that there is a German spy in the fictional British town.
The film will be directed by Oliver Parker, who made Johnny English Reborn, St Trinian’s and Othello starring Kenneth Branagh.
The script will be written by Hamish McColl, who wrote Johnny English Reborn and Mr. Bean’s Holiday.