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Rebel Wilson signs on to star in Private Benjamin remake

Monday, May 26, 2014 5:38 PM | Anonymous

Rebel Wilson is set to star in the remake of classic flick Private Benjamin

Wilson is cast to play Judy Benjamin, the role originally played by Goldie Hawn, in the 1980 film directed by Howard Zieff. 

In the original film, Hawn plays a woman who joins the U.S. Army after her husband dies in their marital bed, on their wedding night. According to Variety, the remake will see Wilson play a different character - a redneck who enlists in the Marines to get out of a tough situation.

No word yet on other cast mates and who will direct. 

The film is being produced by The Patriot producer, Mark Gordon. 

Wilson is currently filming the sequel to hit musical comedy, Pitch Perfect, where she is reprising her role as Fat Amy. 

The sequel is being directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also stars in the film. 

The film is currently set for release on May 15, 2015.

Wilson recently Tweeted this photo of the cast:
rebel wilson pitch perfect 2 cast photo

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