Ever read and liked Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic “The Scarlet Letter”? If you did, then be prepared for Hollywood’s modern film version of the same with a play on letters once more – alluding to either an A for adultery or an A for a high school grade.
Easy A is, according to Sony Pictures, about Olive – a clean-cut high school student who – after a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out – sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne’s in “The Scarlet Letter,” which she is currently studying in school – until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Watch the film’s official trailer (in HD) below:
video courtesy of YouTube/hollywoodstreams
The movie looks fun, although I’ve said that to a lot of high school comedies in the past and got burned after watching them. But seriously, this should be one rung higher than the rest in its genre – more like a “10 Things I Hate About You” than “She’s Out of my League” by way of John Hughes.
Easy A opens in the US on September 17. It should open in Manila and around Southeast Asia much later this month or early next. The Sony Pictures movie stars Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Thomas Haden Church, Lisa Kudrow, Patricia Clarkson, Dan Byrd and Stanley Tucci. It is directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Bert V. Royal.