Rebel Wilson signs on for ‘Private Benjamin’ remake

'Pitch Perfect' actress cast in reboot of Goldie Hawn's 1980 film

Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson has been cast in a remake of Private Benjamin, according to reports.

The Wrap states that Wilson will take the lead role in a remake of the original, which starred Goldie Hawn and was released in 1980.

It is believed that Private Benjamin will follow Wilson and a rich city girl as they enlist in the Marines to escape their problematic lives. Source Code and The To Do List producer Mark Gordon is working on the movie with studio New Line currently seeking a director for the modern day update.

Rebel Wilson has been seen on the big screen in movies such as Bridesmaids and Pain & Gain and also has her own TV show, Super Fun Night in the US.