Anna Faris Enlisting In PRIVATE BENJAMIN Redo

I’m rooting for Anna Faris. She is that rare combination of sexy and funny, but she hasn’t had much luck in picking material that showcases both aspects equally. (The House Bunny could have, if it was a better script.) Hopefully, becoming attached to a remake of the classic 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy Private Benjamin will yield a project to do so. New Line is currently developing the new version and is in negotiations with scripter Amy Talkington, currently working on a remake of another 80s classic, Valley Girl,  to write the film.

Although the story of a woman who enlists in the Army following the death of her new husband not knowing what she was getting into is remembered as Hawn’s best film, it won three Academy Award nominations for Hawn, supporting actress Eileen Brennan and original screenplay (Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer and Harvey Miller). Although the remake will be set in contemporary times, it reportedly will concentrate on the fish-out-of-water elements rather than poking fun of the military.

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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