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Thursday August 13, 2009 3:28 pm

Disney to Remake Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank book has hired playwright David Mamet to create a screenplay based on the Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, that incredibly sad tale of a Jewish girl who eventually died (at age 15) in a German concentration camp. Yeah, doesn’t sound like the usual Disney fare to me, either. I fully expect heavy changes to the story.

According to Disney, the film will be based on a combination of Anne Frank’s diary, published in the 1940s, the 1950s play about the material created by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and Mamet’s own interpretation of the material…which sounds like enough confused confliction for a Disney movie.

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This will not be the first time the famed diary has made it to film. Previously the book was adapted for the screen in 1959 and 1980, though neither time by the Walt Disney Corporation. No date has been set for production or release of this new incarnation of the story.

I wonder if Anne would still believe in the good of people if she was familiar with Disney’s penchant for presenting completely inaccurate historical events to children.

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