It looks like we've got our next Emma-style revamp, only this time, it's led by an Emma, rather than being a Clueless adaptation of Jane Austen's novel. Variety reports that Emma Stone, Jonah Hill's cute paramour in Superbad, is going to star in Will Gluck's new comedy called Easy A -- the next film to turn the classics loose in the halls of a modern high school. The latest piece of literature on the chopping block: Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

A New York playwright named Bert V. Royal adapted the classic into the story of a girl in high school who finds that her life is reflecting the infamous Hester Prynne's, "after she pretends to be the school slut in hopes she'll benefit from the notion she's promiscuous." Get the title? The scarlet "A" for adultery mixed with the notion of grades? They definitely get an A for the effort of connecting the two works in the title.

As for the film, it's all up to what Gluck (Fired Up) brings us, and whether he can make a flick that will fall into the ranks of Clueless and Emma, or Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons. However, do we really need another account of a clueless girl who makes bad decisions and gets shunned for them? More importantly, yet more films where the girl thinks that sleeping around, real or imaginary, is a benefit? Methinks Juno should pay her a visit and set her straight.
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