David Mamet Helming Disney Take On Anne Frank
The mind boggles.
Yes, the formerly openly anti-Semitic kiddie entertainment conglomerate Disney is set to make a movie about Anne Frank, with staccato screenwriter David Mamet writing and directing.
The project is expected to be a combination of the stage play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and the Diary of Anne Frank. According to Variety, Mamet will reframe the story as a girl’s rite of passage.
Mamet’s already working on the script, but filming isn’t expected to start for quite some time. Andrew Braunsberg is set to produce after spending a year gathering the rights from the Anne Frank Estate, and the estates of Hackett and Goodrich.
With a Pulitzer Prize under Mamet’s belt the film’s in good hands. Though we’re thinking many will have to tread carefully with this one.