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Anna Faris to star in Private Benjamin remake

03.31.2010

Is Anna Faris the new Goldie Hawn? Not sure about that but she's a lot closer than Kate Hudson (or Jennifer Lopez, who's signed on for an OVERBOARD remake). Faris, one of the few female actresses who can lead a legitimate non-romantic comedy, has signed on to star in a remake of PRIVATE BENJAMIN for New Line. While many may see this as just the latest in a remaking of 80s comedies like VACATION and POLICE ACADEMY, remember that BENJAMIN was nominated for three Oscars (including Best Actress for Hawn).

Amy Talkington is in talks to write the film specifically with Faris in mind as the star. Like the original, the remake will follow a spoiled woman who decides to join the Army on a whim after her husband dies on their wedding night. I guess my question is whether the socio-political commentary that flowed underneath the laughs in the original will still be relevant in 30 years later.

It does seem though that the new BENJAMIN will see the character heading off to our current military situation in the Middle East. So will this be GREEN ZONE with laughs and boobs? Not sure but I'm hoping on the boobs part.

Source: THR

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11:01AM on 04/01/2010

cool

Agreed, Would have been cool to see Kate in the role, But if there gonna use any one else I'm glad it's Anna Farris. Love just about anything she does.,.....Oh and Terminal_83, Thats the best post I've seen in days, Your a riot!
Agreed, Would have been cool to see Kate in the role, But if there gonna use any one else I'm glad it's Anna Farris. Love just about anything she does.,.....Oh and Terminal_83, Thats the best post I've seen in days, Your a riot!
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11:25PM on 03/31/2010

Kate Hudson

I can't believe the studio didn't nab Kate Hudson to remake the role her mother originated. Goldie IS Pvt. Benjamin, but I would have paid money to see Kate take on the role. She's funny, beautiful, and looks so much like her Mom that it would bring serious cred to this otherwise needless remake.
I can't believe the studio didn't nab Kate Hudson to remake the role her mother originated. Goldie IS Pvt. Benjamin, but I would have paid money to see Kate take on the role. She's funny, beautiful, and looks so much like her Mom that it would bring serious cred to this otherwise needless remake.
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7:23PM on 03/31/2010

DIdn't they already do this?

With Jessica Simpson...I mean I'm not against Anna Faris doing it nor am I for Jessica Simpson doing anything that involves speaking (I almost said opening her mouth, but that would make me a liar), I am merely pointing out that this article makes no mention of aforementioned DTDVD remake.
With Jessica Simpson...I mean I'm not against Anna Faris doing it nor am I for Jessica Simpson doing anything that involves speaking (I almost said opening her mouth, but that would make me a liar), I am merely pointing out that this article makes no mention of aforementioned DTDVD remake.
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10:43AM on 03/31/2010
Uggggh.

Insightful, am I not?
Uggggh.

Insightful, am I not?
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9:56AM on 03/31/2010
I've said it once, I'll say it a again. Anna Faris is HOT! That is all!
I've said it once, I'll say it a again. Anna Faris is HOT! That is all!
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