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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.

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