Wilson to enlist as new private Benjamin

Aussie comedienne Rebel Wilson has received her orders to headline the remake of Private Benjamin.

The 1980 original starred Goldie Hawn as a woman who joins the US Army after her new husband dies on their wedding night.

The updated version revolves around a "redneck" (Wilson) and a city girl who enlist in the Marines as an escape from their lives.

Wilson, 28, is currently filming the sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit Pitch Perfect.