David Mamet to pen film about Holocaust victim Anne Frank

August 14th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 14 (ANI): Playwright David Mamet plans to write a script for a film on Holocaust victim Anne Frank, it has emerged.

Walt Disney announced that his screenplay would pick up information from Frank’s diary and a Pulitzer-winning 1950s play by husband and wife team Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich.

The diary of the Jew woman reports the horrors of belonging to her religion in Nazi-occupied Holland.

The current year marks the 65th anniversary of the death of the 15-year-old girl at a labour camp, after she was pulled out of her hiding place in Amsterdam, the BBC News reports.

Mamet landed with the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his play Glengarry Glen Ross, which was later adapted into a film starring Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino.

He is also the scriptwriter of hit films like The Untouchables, Hannibal and Wag The Dog. (ANI)

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