Rebel Wilson to Lead PRIVATE BENJAMIN Remake
With ABC's SUPER FUN NIGHT all but over, Rebel Wilson has lined up her next gig.
According to Variety, Wilson has been tapped to star in the remake of the 1980 comedy PRIVATE BENJAMIN for New Line. The studio is currently on the hunt for a director. Mark Gordon is attached to produce.
The original 'Private Benjamin' starred Goldie Hawn as a spoiled woman who joins the Army following her husband's death. The role propelled Hawn into stardom and also earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Co-star Eileen Brennan garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress while the movie's screenplay (written by Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer and Harvey MIller) was also nominated.
Anna Faris, currently starring in CBS' freshman comedy MOM, was previously attached to the project in 2010.
Wilson has previously been featured in PITCH PERFECT, BRIDESMAIDS, and BACHELORETTE. She is currently starred in ABC's SUPER FUN NIGHT for ABC, was recently seen in STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, written by Chris Colfer. The in-demand actress is currently shooting the sequel to PITCH PERFECT and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3. She'll also lend her voice to KUNG FU PANDA 3.
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