"The Congress" helmer to adapt Anne Frank diary into film

PanARMENIAN.Net - A new Anne Frank movie is on the way. Ari Folman ("Waltz With Bashir", "The Congress") will write and helm a family-friendly animated film based on the girl's famous diary which has been published into a book and translated into many languages, AceShowbiz said.

"Bringing the Anne Frank Diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge," the Oscar-nominated director says in a statement. "There is a real need for new artistic material to keep the memory alive for younger generations."

The project is fully supported by Anne Frank Fonds Basel organization which gives the filmmakers complete access to all of its archives. They are reportedly also negotiating the rights for the worldwide release, on all media and in all languages.

Anne is one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She died at the age of 15 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany in 1945. She wrote her life during World War II in a book given to her on her thirteenth birthday.

Her moving story has been a subject of several film and TV adaptations, including George Stevens' 1959 Oscar-winning "The Diary of Anne Frank".

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