By Jessica Elgot, August 13, 2009
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish writer David Mamet is to script a new film version of the diary of Anne Frank.
The film, produced by Walt Disney, will be closely based on the diary of 15-year-old Anne, who died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland for two years with her family.
Mr Mamet won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Glengarry Glen Ross, which was later turned into film starring Al Pacino.
More recently, Mr Mamet received Oscar nominations for his screenplays and The Verdict