Rebel Wilson has been cast in an upcoming remake of the classic comedy Private Benjamin.

The Bridesmaids star will take a leading role in New Line Cinema's reboot, according to The Wrap.

Private Benjamin will follow a redneck (Wilson) and a high society girl who get more than they bargain for when they join the Marines to escape their present situations.

The original 1980 comedy, which starred Goldie Hawn, was one of the highest-grossing movies of the year and spawned a short-lived television series

The Private Benjamin remake is currently looking for a director. It will be produced by Mark Gordon.

Wilson can next be seen in Night at the Museum 3 and is soon to begin filming the follow-up to the popular Pitch Perfect alongside Anna Kendrick.