Date: 8th August 2016

Rebel Wilson set for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake.

Rebel Wilson is to star in a remake of film comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Steve Martin and Michael Caine appeared in the 1988 caper as conmen competing to swindle a wealthy young heiress.

Variety magazine said the new version would switch the genders with two women defrauding a naive tech prodigy.

The Australian actress tweeted: "The con is on!! I will be starring in a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels for MGM." Her co-star has not yet been announced.

The news follows a remake of Ghostbusters in which the poltergeist-hunting lead characters were played by women.
Variety said Wilson is also set to appear in a remake of Private Benjamin.

Goldie Hawn was nominated for an Oscar for the 1980 original, in which she played a young woman from a wealthy family who decides to join the US Army.

Wilson has shot to fame in recent years thanks to roles in films including Bridesmaids and the Pitch Perfect franchise.

Source: Press Release