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Anne Frank's diary to be adapted into animated movie

Anne Frank's moving story of the Holocaust will soon be turned into an animated feature film. Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir, The Congress) will write and helm a family-friendly animated film based on the girl's famous diary.

hollywood Updated: Dec 13, 2013 21:18 IST

Anne Frank's moving story of the Holocaust will soon be turned into an animated feature film with Ari Folman as a director.

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.

"Bringing the Anne Frank Diary to all screens is a fantastic opportunity and challenge," the Oscar-nominated director said 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 organisation 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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