Emily Watson, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and comedian Russell Brand are set to star in the comedy, St. Trinian's for Ealing Studios.

The film marks the new version of the classic British comedy franchise that spawned several popular movies in the 1950s and 1960s. Barnaby Thompson is making his directorial debut; he'll also produce. The show, originally inspired by books and cartoons by Ronald Searle, centers on the madcap adventures of a group of unruly girls who attend the eponymous boarding school, says Variety.

Watson will play the central teacher character, while Everett will play the double cross-dressing role of the headmistress and her unscrupulous brother; Brand will play Flash Harry, the local small-time crook who helps the girls get into scrapes. The cast also includes Caterina Murino, Jodie Whittaker, Talulah Riley and Tamsin Egerton; Richard E. Grant and Stephen Fry do cameos.

Production on St. Trinian's is due to begin March 26th in London.