Dad's Army
The original Dad's Army cast. BBC

Universal Pictures has picked up the big screen version of classic British sitcom Dad's Army.

The film will star Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones as new character Rose Winters.

Dad's Army will also star Inbetweener Blake Harrison as Pike, Michael Gambon as Godfrey and Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones. Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Bill Paterson, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie complete the cast.

The project will be directed by Oliver Parker, who helmed the St Trinian's remake and Johnny English Reborn. He will work from the script by Hamish McColl, whom he worked with on Reborn.

A synopsis for the film reads as so (via The Hollywood Reporter).

The BBC World War 2 series originally ran between 1968 and 1977.