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Rebel Wilson to Star in 'Private Benjamin' Remake

The latest '80s comedy Hollywood is trying to remake is Private Benjamin, and Rebel Wilson has landed the lead role, The Tracking Board reports. Wilson will play a female military recruit who finds the Army to be harder than she expected. A director has yet to be attached to the project.

The original Private Benjamin, released in 1980, starred Goldie Hawn and was one of the highest-grossing movies of that year. The film consistently ends up on lists of the greatest comedies of all-time, like the American Film Institute's list of top 100 comedies (ranked 82). Anna Faris had previously been cast as the lead in the remake, [...]

An Exhaustive Guide to Who's Remaking Your Favorite Comedies

The past few years have seen an uptick in the number of big-screen remakes of Hollywood classics and non-classics, with the bulk of these films revisiting beloved properties from the 1980s. Remakes and reboots of Karate Kid, Clash of the Titans, and Nightmare on Elm Street, amongst others, were released last year, with Footloose and Red Dawn due out in the coming months. This past weekend’s new release Arthur was the first comedy to come out of this recent slew of rehashes, an effort to update the hit 1981 Dudley Moore film by replacing Moore with fellow Brit Russell Brand. Arthur's underperformance at the box office this weekend [...]