Disney has acquired the rights to film a new version of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, which will be written and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet. Mamet will produce along with Andrew Braunsberg.

Mamet will be drawing on both the original diary, as well as the play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, to tell the story of the young Jewish girl named Anne Frank who, during the Second World War, hid with her family from the Nazis in the a secret attic of a house in Amsterdam, from 1942 until 1944 when the family was betrayed and arrested by the Nazis.

Anne Frank’s sister Margot Frank, the only member of the entire family who survived internment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, discovered her sister’s diary after the war and it was published in 1947. First translated into English 1952, it has gone onto become one of the most widely-read books in the world.

Stay tuned to Shockya.com for more news on the project.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: Variety.com)

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