Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet will be writing and directing a new film about Anne Frank, to be released by Disney.
The film will draw on Frank’s original diaries, the famous Broadway play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and original material by Mamet to frame the story (Perhaps he will Basterdize his script and Anne Frank will finally get to kick some Nazi ass.)
Mamet, no stranger to controversy, has tackled Jewish subjects before, including in his 2006 essay collection The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-Hatred and the Jews. That book made reference to Jews "whose favorite Jew is Anne Frank and whose second-favorite does not exist."
While no casting has been announced, we can only hope they cast the same Jewish hottie whom we saw star in the 1997 Broadway revival — if she’s not considered too old by now.