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Universal Builds 'Dad's Army' with Bill Nighy & Catherine Zeta-Jones

9 October 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The man who brought Johnny English to the United States from across the pond is back with a big screen adaptation of a classic British sitcom. Dad's Army is a series that ran on BBC from 1968 to 1977, taking place during World War II in 1944 as the Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. And now Deadline reports director Oliver Parker is working on a feature film adaptation of the show with an impressive cast that includes Bill Nighy in the lead with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. All of these actors in a UK comedy? Sounds good to me. In what sounds like a British version of Sgt. Bilko, the film follows the Home Guard (volunteers ineligible for military service) in Walmington-on-Sea with the mission of patrolling the Dover army base as a way to raise their spirits. Shaking things up »

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Casting Net: Tom Welling and more complete cast of Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

8 October 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• The final pieces have been put in place in order to make The Choice, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel to be adapted to the screen. Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) and Maggie Grace (Taken 2) have completed the cast that already includes Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer and Tom WilkinsonRoss Katz is directing the story adapted by Bryan Sipe about a love affair between neighbors Travis (Walker) and Gabby (Palmer). Welling will play Ryan, Gabby's boyfriend who complicates the relationship and forces her to make a choice between the two. [THR] • Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez has joined Gerard Butler »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones enlists in new model Dads Army

8 October 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Platoon joined by glamorous stranger as classic British TV series remade for big screen

The sound of Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler? accompanying the pompous Captain Mainwaring and his men as they march haphazardly through English countryside has been familiar to British TV viewers for more than four decades.

But now, as Dads Army is remade for the big screen, Walmington-on-Seas hapless Home Guard platoon will have to grapple with a new and unsettling female presence among the troops played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones among cast of Universal's 'Dad's Army'

8 October 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Universal Pictures has picked up the international rights to an upcoming comedy based on a long-running BBC sitcom, Dad's Army. Universal and production companies Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films announced the film's cast, which will transport a number of famous English actors back to World War II. Bll Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Gambon, and Toby Jones are just a few of the many stars now set for Dad's Army. The film, directed by Oliver Parker, revolves around the British army's Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea just as World War II is about to reach its climax. The Guard has been »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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She's in the army now: Catherine Zeta-Jones joins cast of Dad's Army film

8 October 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Oscar-winning actor will join Toby Jones and Bill Nighy in big-screen adaptation of classic BBC TV comedy

Bill Nighy and Toby Jones set to star in big-screen Dads Army

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been recruited for the Dads Army film. Shell play a glamorous reporter tasked with filing a story on the doughty men of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard in the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the classic BBC comedy.

The Oscar-winning Welsh actor has joined a cast that already includes Toby Jones and Bill Nighy in the lead roles of pompous Captain Mainwaring and his sardonic second-in-command Sergeant Wilson, the roles made famous by Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier in Jimmy Perry and David Crofts original TV show. Producers today revealed that Tom Courtenay will play Corporal Jones, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison (of The Inbetweeners) as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser. Director »

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Cast revealed for Dad’s Army remake movie

8 October 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Who do you think you are kidding Mr. Hitler?

The cast has been revealed for the big screen remake of classic British comedy Dad’s Army including a couple of oscar winners and nominees.

Taking on the role of Captain Mainwaring will be Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) alongside Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as his right-hand man Wilson. Also joining them will be Tom Courtnay (Quartet) as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) as Godfrey, Danny Mays (Frankenstein) as Walker, Bill Paterson (The Killing Fields) as Fraser and Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as the young and naive Pike. Also joining the cast is Sarah Lancashire (Coronation Street), Alison Steadman (Life is Sweet), Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen) and Annete Crosbie (One Foot in the Grave) as well as Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as journalist Rose Winters.

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Set in 1944 as the Second World War reaches its climax, »

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as Walker, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

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Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones lead cast of Dad's Army movie

8 October 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones are to star in a new film version of Dad's Army.

The big-screen adaptation of the classic sitcom - first announced in November 2012 - will be directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn).

Nighy has been cast as Wilson, with Zeta-Jones playing glamorous journalist Rose and Toby Jones starring as Captain Mainwaring.

The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison will play Pike, with Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as Walker, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Annette Crosbie are also among the cast of the feature film, written by Hamish McColl.

Dad's Army - created by Jimmy Perry and the late David Croft - originally aired on BBC One between 1968 and 1977.

Shooting on the movie version - which counts Perry among its executive producers - will begin this month, on location in Yorkshire.

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Dad's Army film cast revealed; Universal takes world rights

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed and Universal Pictures International has acquired worldwide rights.  

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small English village toward the end of the Second World War.

His softly-spoken right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Dad's Army film cast revealed

8 October 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Full Cast Revealed For The Dad’s Army Movie!

8 October 2014 3:31 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Growing up, one of my favourite things to do was sit at my grandparents house and tuck down for an episode of the brilliant BBC sitcom Dad’s Army on a Saturday night. Week in. Week out. I think it was one of the first shows that I watched religiously, from beginning to end content lay, and absolutely loved sharing the many laughs contained throughout with my Grandad.

A new film is in the works, and today the full cast for it was revealed. Bill Nighy will head up a 2015 version of Dad’S Army as Wilson, along with Catherine Zeta Jones (Rose), Toby Jones (Manwaring), The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison (Pike), Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Danny Mays as (Walker), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Sarah Lancashire , Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.

Shooting on the project is set to start this month in Yorkshire, England. »

- Paul Heath

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Universal Picks Up 'Dad's Army' With Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy

8 October 2014 3:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oliver Parker will direct a British cast in a feature film based on characters from popular British TV comedy Dad's Army, including Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually), Catherine Zeta Jones (Side Effects, Chicago, The Legend of Zorro) and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Universal Pictures International, through its division Universal Pictures International Production has acquired worldwide rights to the film. The feature film is written by Hamish McColl, directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Rebornand produced by Damian Jones. It is Universal Pictures presentation of a DJ Films production. The

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Universal Picks Up Catherine Zeta Jones Starrer ‘Dad’s Army’

8 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures Intl. has acquired worldwide rights to British comedy “Dad's Army,” which will be directed by Oliver Parker.

The film is adapted from long-running U.K. TV series “Dad's Army,” originally created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. The movie is written by Hamish McColl and produced by Damian Jones.

The pic is set in 1944 when World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in a town on the southern coast of England, Walmington-on-Sea, morale amongst the aging army reserve force, the Home Guard, is low. Their new mission — to patrol the Dover army base — is a chance to revive spirits and reputation… that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits.

The cast includes Bill Nighy as Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones as Rose, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, »

- Leo Barraclough

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China's Wanda to Create Movie Fund to Attract Hollywood Productions

7 October 2014 11:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

China’s Dalian Wanda Group Corp. is planning to establish a $163 million (1 billion yuan) annual fund to attract movie producers for its yet-to-be-completed mega studio project Oriental Movie Metropolis the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The Oriental Movie Metropolis has been dubbed the 'Chinese Hollywood' for its ambitious scope and the plans for it to be a center for TV and film production in China. Located in coastal city of Qingdao, Oriental Movie Metropolis was announced with much fanfare last year as Hollywood A-listers Leonardo Di Caprio, Catherine Zeta Jones and Nicole Kidman attend

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- Abid Rahman

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Universal Joins, Cast Set For "Dad's Army"

7 October 2014 9:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has come onboard the upcoming film adaptation of the classic British sitcom "Dad's Army" with the full cast list being revealed today.

Set in a fictional south-coast English town in 1944, the story follows the Home Guard platoon, a group of local volunteers in the sleepy town of Walmington-on-Sea who have been ruled ineligible for military service due to advanced age or extenuating circumstances.

Glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, while at the same time MI5 discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy.

As previously announced, Toby Jones will play the pompous and diminutive Captain Mainwaring while Bill Nighy is set as the dry Sergeant Wilson. Joining them are Catherine Zeta Jones as journalist Rose Winters, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser. »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Tapped To Star In 'The Godmother' As Colombian Drug Lord

2 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones has landed the part of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco in the forthcoming biopic The Godmother.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Is 'The Godmother'

Zeta-Jones' casting as Griselda Blanco in The Godmother was announced Wednesday by Deadline. Eva Sørhaug will direct the film from a script penned by Frank Baldwin. Daniela Cretu is producing, while Nicholas Piliggi will serve as the executive producer on the picture.

The film will trace Griselda’s rise to the upper ranks of the Medellin drug cartel in Colombia. As the only woman to achieve such power in the cartel, she was a ruthless kingpin. Throughout her dominance in the 70s and 80s, Griselda hired numerous assassinations, earning her among other more sinister nicknames, the title of Cocaine Godmother.

Griselda started selling cocaine in New York City in the early 70s, traveled back to Colombia after an indictment and eventually to Miami, where she »

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Casting Net: Catherine Zeta-Jones to play real-life drug kingpin in 'The Godmother'

2 October 2014 5:22 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the true story crime biopic The Godmother about Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco. Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sørhaug (90 Minutes) is directing the Oscar winner as one of the most fearsome figures in the Miami drug wars of the '70s and '80s who was killed in a motorcycle drive-by assassination in 2012 after serving 18 years in prison. Filming will begin early next year with a script by Frank Baldwin. [Deadline] • Erica Bana has joined the ensemble of Disney's The Finest Hours directed by Craig Gillespie (Million Dollar Arm). Bana will play Daniel Cluff, the deeply respected Coast »

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Catherine Zeta Jones To Play A Notorious Drug Kingpin In The Godmother

2 October 2014 8:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta Jones has landed a juicy role that could place her firmly in the running for another chance at awards greatness. The Welsh actress has now signed on to play Griselda Blanco in The Godmother. The movie will be based on the real-life story of the notorious baron, who rose to prominence in the Colombian Medellin drug cartel in 1970s Miami.

Set to be directed by Eva Sorhaug (90 Minutes), Zeta Jones will instil fear into the hearts of her lackeys from a script by Frank Baldwin. It’ll mark a change of pace for the actress, who’s most recently been seen in Stephen Sondheim’s latest effort on Broadway.

The infamous kingpin has already been brought to the big screen, in the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Speaking of, raiding the 1970s for criminal drug biographies is becoming somewhat of a trend. Just earlier this month, we »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Is 'The Godmother'

2 October 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline is reporting that Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has landed the role of Griselda Blanco in The Godmother. The film will chronicle the real life story of the female drug kingpin, the one and only woman to rise to the top of Colombia's Medellin cartel. The film will be directed by Eva Sørhaug

This won't be the first time that Zeta-Jones has tackled a drug drama, having portrayed Helena Ayala in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed Traffic back in 2000. It also won't be the first time that the actress, of Welsh and Irish descent, has played a hispanic woman. Zeta-Jones rose to fame in Hollywood when she played a Mexican noblewoman named Elena Montero. 

Griselda Blanco was a formidable force in the drug wars of the 70s and 80s, with a story that jumps from Cartegena to New York, then Miami, and back to Colombia. She's said to have ordered »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones to play drug lord in The Godmother

2 October 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been cast in the role of a real life Colombian drug lord.

The actress will play Griselda Blanco in biopic The Godmother, reports Deadline.

Eva Sørhaug (90 Minutes, Cold Lunch) will direct the film about the only woman to rise to the top ranks in the Medellin drug cartel.

Blanco was a teenage runaway and prostitute who found success in the drugs business operating in New York, Colombia and Miami.

She is believed to have ordered hundreds of assassinations and was known as 'La Madrina', 'Black Widow' and the 'Cocaine Godmother'. Blanco was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2012.

Zeta-Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the ruthless wife of a drug lord in the 2000 drama Traffic.

She was most recently seen in Red 2. »

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