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Emma Stone Cast in Modern-Day Scarlet Letter, Titled Easy A

I feel compelled to write about this movie news largely because it's one of the funnier titles I've come across in a while. This modern-day, high school-set re-imagining of The Scarlett Letter just cast Emma Stone in the Hester Prynne-type lead role. And the movie is titled Easy A. Here's more:

Will Gluck is directing the film, which centers on a [high school] student who sees her life paralleling [Nathaniel] Hawthorne’s heroine Hester Prynne after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she’ll benefit from the notion she’s promiscuous.

Seriously: Easy A! I kind of love it already, especially since it has Emma Stone who consistently delights me in her comedic roles. And maybe it'll be an awesome modern-day high school retelling of a classic work, like 10 Things I Hate About You or Clueless. What do you think of a Scarlet Letter "re-imagining"?

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Fellora Fellora 8 years
I liked her in Superbad, but not sure I'm sold on this movie
shafiii shafiii 8 years
I love Emma Stone and the movie seems fun, but I feel like its not going to have anything to do with The Scarlett Letter and shouldn't try to be affiliated with it.
emalove emalove 8 years
She's cute, but I'm all set with this movie.
syako syako 8 years
mich, that's funny. I didn't even read the description (I was too distracted by the title), but after I read your comment I did and you're right, it makes no sense. On a side note, my friends and I say "mother of pearl" instead of something more vulgar, and it usually turns in to "Hester Prynne! Mother of Pearl!" :D
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
I just looked up Emma Stone and was really surprised to see that she's only 20. I was going to comment something along the lines of "That actress is way too old to be playing a high school girl. I look more like a high school girl than she does!"
Michelann Michelann 8 years
The storyline as it is explained here has absolutely nothing to do with the original Scarlet Letter. It completely misses the point. Pass.
evlove evlove 8 years
i just met emma stone last night, she's such a sweet girl, and very beautiful! i love everything i've seen her in so far, and this sounds just as good!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
"gimme that, that, that nut... I like pussy and pussy likes me...."
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I sort of think anything has to be better than the uber-boring original.
syako syako 8 years
more like "cheesy a" :oy: :P
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
interesting - i liked the book actually and i think that it could be interesting to see how they adapt the story to fit modern day and be relevant to teens.
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