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Rebel Wilson to Star in ‘Private Benjamin’ Remake for New Line

Mark Gordon is producing a reboot of Goldie Hawn’s hit 1980 comedy

Rebel Wilson is ready for a new challenge — the Marines — as the popular comedienne is attached to star in New Line’s reboot of the Goldie Hawn‘s 1980 comedy “Private Benjamin,” TheWrap has learned.

“Private Benjamin” will follow a redneck (Wilson) and a rich city girl who get more than they bargained for when they enlist in the Marines to escape their present situations.

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Mark Gordon is producing the movie, which would seem to be a natural fit for Wilson’s comedic sensibility. New Line is currently seeking a director for the modern day update.

The original “Private Benjamin” grossed nearly $70 million at the domestic box office back in 1980, and its success spawned a short-lived TV series.

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Wilson, who currently stars on the ABC sitcom “Super Fun Night,” will soon begin filming Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 2” with Anna Kendrick. She recently signed on for a supporting role in “Night at the Museum 3.” She’s repped by WME.

The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.