2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsRemakes with a gender-swapped twist are all the rage in Hollywood. Next to get the treatment is "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the 1988 comedy that starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as con men. Now, Variety reports, it'll be con women, one of whom will be played by Rebel Wilson.

The movie is also getting updated for the 21st century. In the original, Martin and Caine tried to swindle an heiress out of her fortune. In the remake, the two female scam artists, "one low rent and the other high class," set their sights on a naive tech prodigy.

The original 1998 "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" was itself a remake of the script for 1964's "Bedtime Story" with Marlon Brando.

Wilson is apparently a fan of remakes; she's also set to star in a new take on Goldie Hawn's "Private Benjamin."

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is just the latest movie to flip genders. Channing Tatum is circling a gender-reversed remake of "Splash."

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
PG1988
Based on 14 critics

U.S. and British con men (Steve Martin, Michael Caine) target heiress (Glenne Headly) on Riviera. Read More

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