Date: 8th August 2016
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