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Mamet, Disney to Produce Anne Frank

This is a bit hard to wrap your head around: David Mamet and Disney are teaming up to produce a new film version of T he Diary of Anne Frank. Disney has acquired the rights, and Mamet is set to write and produce, according to Variety. “Mamet will use the famed diary, and the original play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, to tell the story of the young Jewish girl who hid with her family from the Nazis in the an attic in Amsterdam,” Variety reports. “Mamet brings his own original take on the material that could re-frame the story as a young girl’s rite of passage.”

August 12, 2009 2:59 AM