The first trailer for 'Dad's Army' has arrived, and first glance suggests it's very much a chip off the old, much-loved block.
Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson and Sarah Lancashire all star in the big-screen adaptation of the veteran TV series, brought to film by director Oliver Parker ('Johnny English Reborn', 'Dorian Gray').
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. Cue one scene-stealing Catherine Zeta Jones.
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.
Other familiar faces include Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss, Annette Crosbie, Felicity Montagu, Julia Foster, Holli Dempsey, Oliver Tobias and Emily Atack. The film will be in UK cinemas on 5 February 2016.