But when adapted by provocateur playwright and filmmaker David Mamet as a pro-Israel exploration of anti-Semitism movie set in contemporary times - the project became less likely to be made by the Walt Disney Company.
And so it has gone. Developed by the studio's chief of production, Oren Aviv, the project was recently rejected by the studio as "too dark" and put in turnaround, according to people involved.
It was said that the film was not going to be a retelling of the Holocaust survivor, but rather the tale of a modern girl who travels to Isreal and learns about the suicide bombings.
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