‘Hunger Games’ Director Wants To Adapt More Great Literature

Friday, May 13 by
 

Director Gary Ross and producer Nina Jacobson have already teamed up once, to adapt The Hunger Games. Now they have their sights on another work of great literature: Cyrano de Bergerac. There aren’t very many details about the project, except that it’s a “modern retelling” of the famous story that … well, I’ll let you read it yourself:

“[I]t is understood to be a contemporary story revolving around ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’, a man who is in love with a woman but is forced to woo her surreptitiously on behalf of a far more handsome but less expressive suitor.  The twist here is the story is told using today’s vast and complex social media tools.”

Oh man, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall for this pitch by John Whittington: “It’s Cyrano de Bergerac, but with Twitter.” Hollywood is truly a hotbed of creativity. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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