Anna Faris Signs Up For Private Benjamin Remake

The House Bunny and Scary Movie star Anna Faris has signed up for Private Benjamin, a remake of the Goldie Hawn classic comedy.

Risky Business Blog reports that Faris will take on the title role in a modern re-telling of the original. The movie follows a high society woman who joins the army after her husband dies on their wedding night during sex.

The character was never a dumb blonde, something Faris is used to playing, but more of a fish-out-of-water, having no idea what army life would be like.

Private Benjamin will be the second Goldie Hawn movie remake announced this month after I previously reported that Jennifer Lopez will appear in an Overboard revamp.

New Line is behind the movie and is apparently keen to dig into the goldmine that is 80s cinema for remakes; they’re also going to be giving new life to Vacation and Police Academy.

Does Anna have the chops to carry this off though? Underneath the madcap comedy routines she’s used, to there’s actually a good actress but she’ll have a way to go before she can top Goldie. Private Benjamin may have earned itself three Oscar nominations but I don’t have high hopes for the remake.

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