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Hunger Games Team Pitching Cyrano de Bergerac Adaptation

Director Gary Ross and producer Nina Jacobson may be working on The Hunger Games film, but they are already thinking about future projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo has pitched an adaptation of Edmond Rostand‘s Cyrano de Bergerac with a social networking twist.

Here’s more from the article: “it 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.”

What do you think? At the moment The Hunger Games production team is wrapping casting. Just last week, they announced that Woody Harrelson will be playing Haymitch Abernathy.

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Seven Authors Who Wrote While Nude

Writers have always had interesting stories beyond the ones they put down to paper. Here’s the naked truth: Neatorama has outed seven well-known authors as nudist writers.

The authors are Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, James Whitcomb Riley, Edmond Rostand, Benjamin Franklin, and Agatha Christie.

Hemingway’s cousin, Edward actually opened Britain’s oldest nudist colony during the 1930s and called it Metherell Towers. So far, there are no accountings of Ernest having visited the colony. Most of the authors don’t give an explanation for the unclothed state, but French novelist Hugo had a legitimate methodical purpose behind his nudeness.

Neatorama reports: “When Victor Hugo, the famous author of great tomes such as Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, ran into a writer’s block, he concocted a unique scheme to force himself to write: he had his servant take all of his clothes away for the day and leave his own nude self with only pen and paper, so he’d have nothing to do but sit down and write.”