Belfast Telegraph

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.


From Belfast Telegraph