private benjamin remake rebel wilsonHollywood's determination to remake every hit movie from the past continues on. This time, it's eyeing "Private Benjamin," the 1980 movie that made Goldie Hawn famous.

The Wrap reports that "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson will play the lead role. In the original, Hawn played a spoiled rich woman who's duped into joining the Army and soon faces the harsh reality of bootcamp.

In the remake, Wilson will play a redneck who, along with a rich girl, get more than they bargained for when they join the Marines.

The project has been in the works for years, with Anna Faris once attached to the role. Wilson's kooky brand of comedy seems a good fit to follow in Hawn's footsteps. Of course, she may not even get to film the movie for awhile, if her ABC sitcom "Super Fun Night" is renewed.
Private Benjamin
In Theaters on June 15th, 2009

A pampered Jewish woman (Goldie Hawn) joins the Army after her husband dies on their wedding night. Read More

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