The film adaptation of much-loved British comedy Dad’s Army will march into cinemas on February 5th, 2016.
The BBC sitcom, which ran from 1968 to 1977, centred around the ramshackle Home Guard – local volunteers otherwise ineligible for military service – during the Second World War. Its big screen outing will revive the show with an all-star British cast, including Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Michael Gambon as Godfrey. Catherine Zeta Jones will also star as new character Rose.
The synopsis for the film is as follows.
“It is 1944 and World War II is reaching 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 is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.”
The film will be directed by St Trinian’s Oliver Parker from a script by Hamish McColl, previously writer on Mr Bean’s Holiday and Johnny English Reborn.