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Monday, March 30, 2009

New Scarlet Letter Adaptation, Like, In High School!

My lp points me to Variety, which announces that there's going to be a new adaptation of The Scarlet Letter set in high school and called "Easy A." (ha, a pun!). Saith the trade mag's Tatiana Siegel;

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.
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.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah gotta be kidding me right? Why oh why?