Kenneth Branagh is in talks to play Anne Frank’s father in Keeper Of The Diary...
Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct and star as Anne Frank’s father Otto Frank in Fox Searchlight’s Keeper Of The Diary. The screenplay was written on spec by Sam Franco and Evan Kilgore.
Keeper Of The Diary is set after World War II Otto Frank searched for a publisher for his daughter’s Anne’s The Diary Of A Young Girl. The diary detailed her family’s experiences during the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews as they found themselves trapped in Amsterdam from 1942 to 1944. Anne died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust in 1945. Anne's diary and papers were rescued by Miep Gies and delivered to her father. Otto transcribed the diaries from Dutch for relatives in Switzerland.
The historically important document was published in Europe in