Last we heard from David Mamet, his script for a re-imagining of The Diary of Anne Frank was being rejected by Disney. While Disney seemed surprised that Mamet's work was not to their liking, the internet community was surprised from the beginning that the House of Mouse would hire a writer whose most famous work contains almost 140 variations of the word "fuck." But considering the man already has over 30 screenwriting credits to his name, it's not a shock that he has gotten back on the horse, and now his newest script has found people to develop it.
According to THR, Mamet's newest screenplay, titled Come Back To Sorrento has found a home as Firefly and Bla Bla Bla Productions have joined to produce it. The script is an adaptation of the 1932 novel of the same name by Dawn Powell. Set during the Great Depression, the story centers on a music teacher with a "mysterious past" (is there any other kind?) who moves to Ohio and falls in love with a local housewife. Husband/wife team William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman are in talks for the film, as is Rebecca Pidgeon, who also worked on script with Mamet.
To put it bluntly, it was fucking dumb of Disney to give the Anne Frank story to Mamet. The man is a fucking genius when it comes to dark fucking characters and complex fucking story telling, and Anne Frank was never either of those fucking things. That's why they ended up with a fucking script about a modern-day Jewish girl who travels to Israel to discover the traumatizing effects of fucking suicide bombers. Come Back To Sorrento seems much more up Mamet's fucking alley, and if his fucking reputation is anything to rely on (and it most certainly fucking is), then we should be in for a fucking treat. (A Tribute To David Mamet)
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