Private Benjamin reenlists with Anna Faris

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

When I read about remakes these days, I feel like a battered puppy.  I don’t even have the strength to complain about them anymore because there are so many, I just don’t have the time.  PRIVATE BENJAMIN joins VACATION and POLICE ACADEMY as the latest in a series of remakes of early 80’s Warner Brothers films.  It looks like Anna Faris will be taking over for Goldie Hawn as the spoiled brat that enlists in the military.  It has been a while since I saw the original, but the one scene I remember is Goldie Hawn in the mud and the rain while the drill sergeant yelled at her.  I can definitely see Anna Faris in that same scene.

Despite the occasional slapstick comedy, the original was actually pretty political.  But word from New Line is that they’ll focus more on the comedy and female empowerment angles and leave the politics behind.  Amy Talkington will be writing the script.

Anna Faris

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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