Date: 31st March 2010

Anna Faris to star in "Private Benjamin" remake

New Line is remaking the 1980 Goldie Hawn comedy, reconfiguring it for the new century as a starring vehicle for "Scary Movie" actress Anna Faris.

The original starred Hawn as a spoiled woman who joins the Army after her husband dies during sex on their wedding night. One of the top-grossing movies of that year, "Benjamin" was hailed for tackling women's issues and earned three Oscar nominations -- for Hawn, supporting actress Eileen Brennan and original screenplay (Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer and Harvey Miller).

The title joins "Vacation" and "Police Academy" as the latest Warner Bros. Title getting the remake treatment from its New Line division.

Source: Press Release