Looks like Anna Faris is heading to the Army. According to THR.com, the actress is having a Private Benjamin remake tailored as a starring vehicle for her by New Line: Benjamin starred Goldie Hawn in a star-making turn 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 noms — for
Hawn, supporting actress Eileen Brennan and original screenplay (Nancy
Meyers, Charles Shyer and Harvey Miller).
The article also mentions that this go-round will be contemporary and center more on the fish-out-of-water concept rather than making the film political, and not making light of current service men and women. Amy Talkington (pending Valley Girl remake) is in discussions to write the script, with Mark Gordon producing. No director is assigned as of yet. Meanwhile, Faris , who was most recently hard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, has Yogi Bear and What’s Your Number? upcoming.
On a side note, I wonder if Kate Hudson (who is three years younger than Faris, incidentally), is screaming at her agent right now.
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