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New 'Dad's Army' Movie in the Works With Bill Nighy Among the Cast

April 28, 2014 (7:55 am) GMT
Sergeant Wilson and Captain Mainwaring along with their volunteered Home Guard platoon will be brought back to life in a film directed by Oliver Parker.
New 'Dad's Army' Movie in the Works With Bill Nighy Among the Cast

A new adaptation of BBC's classic sitcom "" is officially confirmed. is tapped as Sergeant Wilson who was made famous by the late John Le Mesurier, while is booked as Captain Mainwaring originally played by the late Arthur Lowe.

"" helmer Oliver Parker is set to sit behind the lens, while its scribe Hamish McColl will handle the scriptwriting. Original "Dad's Army" creator and writer Jimmy Perry, now 90 years old, will produce the new film along with "" producer Damian Jones.

The original series follows Home Guard service made up of retired soldiers and civilian volunteers as they are preparing to defend Britain from invasion by Germany. It aired from 1968 to 1977, drawing nearly 20 million viewers at the peak of its success. The first film adaptation was made in 1971 with the original cast reprising their roles.

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