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Rebel Wilson Lands Lead Role in 'Private Benjamin' Remake

May 8, 2014 (6:14 am) GMT
The 'Pitch Perfect' star will play a redneck who joins the military when life gets rough but she is out of her depth.
Rebel Wilson

"" remake has secured one of its lead actresses. According to a scoop from The Wrap, ("") is booked to play the key role in the upcoming revamped version of the classic comedy originally led by .

The remake will revolve around 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. Other cast members are yet to be announced, but was previously attached to the film.

The original film was co-written and co-produced by Nancy Meyers. It was a huge box office hit raking in nearly $70 million back in 1980 and spawning a short-lived TV series. The new version is produced by Mark Gordon for New Line, but no director has been signed on.

Wilson is also cast for "", joins the voice cast of "", and is set to reprise her role as Fat Amy in "".

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