As readers of this blog doubtless know, there are a lot of excellent lit-adaptations set in high school, but it could also be a big FAIL depending on the way it's handled. Incidentally, having tutored a huge number of students working on the novel, I have to say I like it even better every time.
Written by New York playwright Bert V. Royal, the pic is a modern, high school-set retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter." Will Gluck is directing the film, which centers on a student who sees her life paralleling Hawthornes heroine Hester Prynne after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she'll benefit from the notion she's promiscuous.
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