Nancy Meyers Is Against Rebel Wilson's 'Private Benjamin' Reboot
By Raphael Chestang
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A remake of Private Benjamin has been in development for the past several years, with Rebel Wilson attached to the lead role, but the original film's writer and producer, Nancy Meyers, tells ET she's against any remake of the film.
"I'm not in charge, you know? I don't own it, but I like the one with Goldie Hawn," Meyers told ET. "I thought that was good."
In the 1980 comedy classic, Hawn portrays a woman who joins the U.S. Army after her new husband (Albert Brooks) dies while they're having sex on their wedding night. According to a 2014 report by Variety, Rebel was attached to play "a redneck who enlists in the Marines to get out of a tough situation."
The original film became a major hit, raking in $70 million at the domestic box office. Hawn was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in the film, and her co-star, the late Eileen Brennan, was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Captain Doreen Lewis.