Wendy Mitchell
August 11, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

David Mamet will write and direct a new film version of The Diary of Anne Frank, Variety reports. Disney has acquired the rights to film a new version of the famous diary of a young Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam; the project will also draw on the original play by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich. Mamet, who is already at work on the script, will also produce with Andrew Braunsberg (Being There). The story was previously brought to the big screen in 1959 by director George Stevens, with Hackett and Goodrich writing that script.

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