Rebel Wilson tapped for 'Private Benjamin' remake

By Kyle Johnson,

Rebel Wilson has been tapped to star in New Line's remake of the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin.

The updated version will follow Wilson as a redneck who along with a rich friend find themselves in over their heads when they join the Marines after they find themselves in a tight spot, reports TheWrap.

The original version had Hawn play a woman who joined the Army after her husband dies while they're having sex, according to Variety.

The film will be produced by Mark Gordon, but does not have a director selected just yet. The original Private Benjamin did quite well as it grossed $70 million at the box office and even inspired a television show.

No reports on when production is set to start, but it might have to work around Wilson's schedule as she's signed on for Night at the Museum 3 will be starring, alongside Anna Kendrick, in a sequel to Pitch Perfect.

The Tracking Board was first to report Wilson's casting.



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