Anna Faris to Star in Private Benjamin Remake


New Line/Warner Bros. is remaking the 1980 comedy Private Benjamin with Anna Faris attached to star.

The original starred Goldie Hawn as a spoiled woman who joins the Army after her husband dies during sex on their wedding night. The film received three Oscar nominations – for Hawn, supporting actress Eileen Brennan and original screenplay.

The new take, to be written by Amy Talkington, will set the story in contemporary times with modern wars as the backdrop.

Mark Gordon will produce.