Remember how David Mamet was going to do an adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” for Disney and basically everyone went “What?” because David Mamet doesn’t do a good job of writing about women (Have you ever read “Boston Marriage”?) and Mamet probably can’t write something that would be appropriate for Disney?
Disney announced that they have scrapped this project. Why is this? Well, it’s because it wouldn’t have really been “The Diary of Anne Frank.” According to MovieLine, it would have been “about a contemporary Jewish girl who goes to Israel and learns about the traumas of suicide bombing.”
To be honest, this really doesn’t shock me as something David Mamet would do. I kind of want to bang my head in to a wall because this is nothing like what was proposed to occur, but it’s ultimately not shocking from David Mamet, especially when you read the quote about it turning in to something very dark and intense.
By the way, The Onion has the best idea as to what Mamet’s “Anne Frank” would be like if it was actually “The Diary of Anne Frank.”