The legendary David Mamet (“Spartan,” “The Spanish Prisoner,” “State and Main”) is set to both adapt and direct a new version of “The Diary of Anne Frank” for Disney Pictures says Variety.
The story is an amalgamation of the famed diary; the stage adaptation by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich; and Mamet’s own original take on the material that could reframe the story as a young girl’s right of passage.
Frank, who died at 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, became an icon of the Holocaust after the post-war publication of the diary that she kept during the two years that her family hid in a secret attic apartment in Amsterdam.
Mamet and Andrew Braunsberg will produce. The tale was previously adapted on the big screen in 1959 and several TV movies over the past few decades.