By Dana Getz
August 04, 2016 at 07:02 PM EDT
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The Hustle

05/10/19
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Rebel Wilson will star in the upcoming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake, her rep confirmed to EW.

The 1988 comedy’s modern-day take will chronicle the misadventures of two con women trying to swindle a naive tech prodigy’s fortune. The original film — a re-imagining of Marlon Brando and David Niven’s 1964 Bedtime Story — starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as two scam artists attempting to rip off a wealthy heiress. It grossed just over $42 million at the U.S. box office.

Wilson will also produce alongside Roger Birnbaum (RoboCop), and Jac Schaeffer (TiMER) penned the new screenplay.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one in a string of remakes Wilson has eyed in recent years; the Australian actress has long been attached to a reboot of Goldie Hawn’s 1980 classic Private Benjamin and reportedly “begged” for a cameo in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, a big-screen adaption of the eponymous ’90s BBC sitcom.

Wilson last appeared in February rom-com How To Be Single and is set to reprise her role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect 3. No further details for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have been announced.

The Hustle

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  • 05/10/19
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  • Chris Addison
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