Anna Faris to be new ‘Private Benjamin’

Actress to star in Goldie Hawn remake ahead of Jennifer Lopez?

Anna Faris is set to take the title role in the remake of 1980 comedy

Private Benjamin.

Jennifer Lopez was reportedly being considered for the role – which sees a spoiled woman enlist in the army after her husband dies during sex on their wedding night. The original starred Goldie Hawn.

Private Benjamin is just the latest in a raft of ’80s remakes, with new versions of The Karate Kid and Nightmare on Elm Street due out later this year, while Clash of the Titans is out this Friday (April 2).

According to Risky Business, the blog of the Hollywood Reporter, studio New Line will be “reconfiguring it for the new century”.