Veteran British actor Bill Nighy is set to star in next year’s movie adaptation of legendary comedy ‘Dad’s Army’, but he’s apparently worried that fans of the original series will hate the resulting film.

Nighy was interviewed by British newspaper The Times and revealed that he had been plagued with worries during the filming of his part, which began in Yorkshire in October last year. He plays the part of Sergeant Arthur Wilson, the role originally occupied by John Le Mesurier, alongside Toby Jones’s portrayal of Captain Mainwaring.

Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy is set to feature in next year's 'Dad's Army' movie

He warned: “People may not forgive us for making ‘Dad's Army’. Every day I worried about it. I'd then look at Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and think, 'We might be okay'.”

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Other stars in the movie, which is set for a 2016 release date, include ‘The Inbetweeners’’ Blake Harrison as Private Frank Pike and Tom Courtenay as Lance-Corporal Jack Jones. Catherine Zeta Jones is also set to make an appearance as an original character to the film, playing a glamorous journalist.

The film’s plot is believed to take place in 1944, after the events depicted in the long-running TV series. Zeta Jones’ journalist character is set to report on the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard, before it is discovered that a German spy is in the town, giving the troop a chance to distinguish themselves.

The original ‘Dad’s Army’ BBC series ran from 1968 to 1977, comprising eighty episodes in total. In 2004, it placed fourth in a nationwide poll to ascertain Britain’s favourite ever sitcom. It was originally made into a BBC-backed film in 1971 (like many sitcoms of its era), and even into a stage show in 1975.

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