One of the highlights of the 2016–2017 television season was Reed Morano, who earned many accolades for her work on the first season of The Handmaid's Tale. As a reward, the talented director received not only the Directors Guild of America prize and an Emmy, but also attention from the bosses of leading Hollywood studios.|
According to The Tracking Board, Morano was offered to lead the biographical drama Diary Keeper, which will tell viewers about the history of the publication of the world famous Anne Frank Diary. The project was announced in early 2017 when Fox Searchlight acquired the rights to the script by young Hollywood writers Samuel W. Franco and Evan Kilgore. In May last year, five-time Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh was invited to direct the film.
Since then, the Briton managed to release the detective story Murder on the Orient Express, which managed to recoup his $ 55 million budget more than six times. Branagh received carte blanche to create a cinematic universe about the adventures of Hercule Poirot and chose to abandon The Keeper of the Diary in favor of the film adaptation of Death on the Nile. Fox Searchlight bosses decided to find a worthy replacement for him and chose Reed Morano.
The main character of the drama will be Otto Frank, who, with the help of the junior editor of Doubleday publishing house Barbara Zimmerman, managed to publish the diaries of his daughter Anna, who died in a concentration camp. The book quickly became a worldwide bestseller and has been translated into 60 languages. In 2009, Anne Frank's Diary was recognized as a World Heritage Site and included in the Memory of the World Register.
The Topic of Article: Anne Frank's Story.