Anna Faris Will Be New Private Benjamin
New Line Cinema remaking the 1980 comedy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2010 1:49 PM CDT
Anna Faris arrives at the premiere of "The Ugly Truth" in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

(Newser) – Funny girl Anna Faris will try her hand at reviving a big-name comedy: She'll star in the remake of Private Benjamin, the movie that made Goldie Hawn a star in 1980 and earned her an Oscar nomination. The movie, about a spoiled rich widow duped into joining the Army, will be set in modern times with current wars as the backdrop. Faris, notes the Hollywood Reporter, is "one of the few comediennes who can open a movie."