Ifans, Smith, Fiennes in “McPhee” Sequel

Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith and Asa Butterfield (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”) have joined the cast of “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” for Working Title reports Variety.

Emma Thompson, who is also penning the script and exec producing, will reprise her role as a magic-wielding governess in this sequel to the 2005 family hit.

The action this time centers on a group of kids who are evacuated from the city to a farm during wartime.

Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars while Ralph Fiennes is in talks to make an uncredited cameo.

Susanna White will make her feature directing debut on the film which kicks off production this summer.