Mamet to Write, Direct Anne Frank Film for Disney

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 6:09 AM CDT
A facsimile of Anne Frank's diary is seen at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   (AP Photo/ Evert Elzinga)
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(Newser) – Disney has bought the rights to film a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, Variety reports. The diary of a young girl who hid from the Nazis was first filmed 50 years ago. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet will be writing and directing the movie, and Andrew Braunsberg, best known for Being There, will be producing.