Rebel Wilson to star in `Private Benjamin` remake

PTI| Updated: May 09, 2014, 10:13 AM IST

Los Angeles: `Bridesmaids` actress Rebel Wilson has been cast in the `Private Benjamin` remake. The 28-year-old actress will play a prominent role in New Line Cinema`s comedy, reportedly.

Goldie Hawn starred in the 1980 comedy about a high society woman who misguidedly joins the military. The new version will star a redneck (Wilson) and a rich city girl who sign up for the marines.

The original film spawned a short-lived television show. The `Private Benjamin` remake is currently seeking a director. Wilson will next be seen in `Night at the Museum 3` and `Pitch Perfect 2`.