Rebel enlisted for Private Benjamin
Rebel Wilson is reporting for duty to play Private Benjamin in a remake of the hit comedy starring Goldie Hawn.
New Line is behind the update of the 1980 film about a woman proving she can cut it in the macho world of the military, Variety reported.
Goldie showed she could stand up to the boys when she starred as a woman who joins the US Army after her new husband, played by Albert Brooks, dies on their wedding night.
The remake will see Rebel play a different character - a redneck who enlists in the Marines to get out of a tough situation.
The project is seeking a director.
The original Private Benjamin, which also starred Eileen Brennan, was a major hit in the 80s and marked the beginning of a major comedy career for Goldie.
Australian comedian Rebel is known for her roles in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, for which she is attached to star in the sequel.