HOLLYWOOD stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth are coming to Wiltshire to film a Hollywood movie.

Permission to film on military camps has been given the green light and a crew of up to 400 people are set to transform the area for a First World War movie directed by Sam Mendes.

The film, which will star Cumberbatch and Firth and include battle sequences, will set up on Salisbury Plain near Netheravon and see a film set created in the military base.

Filming is due to take place at the site on along the A345 Salisbury Road over two days between April 22 and May 25, with no dates yet confirmed.

Shoot days are expected to take place from 4am to 10pm, with filming taking place on Avon Camp West. A set, described in plans as the “German Tunnel” will be created within the barn on the Avon Camp West area.

As the set is built a crew of around 50 people will be regulars at the site, with numbers increasing to 400, as around 400 cars, minibuses and 35 trucks visit the area for filming days.

Temporary structures put up over the 23-week period will be taken down at the end of filming and the site will be returned to its original state. Planning permission was granted by Wiltshire Council last week.