Fact: Award-winning playwright David Mamet is adapting THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK for a new Disney film. The book details young Holocaust victim Anne Frank's daily struggle to remain hidden from the Nazis during World War II.
Fact: James Spader is to make his Broadway bow in celebrated writer David Mamet's new play RACE. The Sex, Lies & Videotape and Boston Legal star will lead the play when the show makes its world premiere at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in November (09).
Quote: "I babysat JEREMY in Chicago. His dad was a mentor to me. And he used to hire me as a carpenter, though I realised that it was just a way for him to give me money." WILLIAM H. MACY picked up after Jeremy Piven before replacing the actor in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW last month (Jan09) when Piven left the show due to mercury poisoning.
Quote: "She did SPEED THE PLOW 20 years ago. I saw her the other night and she was hitting me with all of these lines." Actor Jeremy Piven was stunned by the memory of pop superstar Madonna, who starred in the original Broadway production of the David Mamet play. Piven is currently starring in the New York play.
Quote: "Being in New York is the best. New Yorkers are brutally honest. Outspoken. And the guys relate to me. They claimed ENTOURAGE for themselves like women did Sex And The City. I don't feel I'm a freak when I walk the streets of New York. I feel so comfortable here." Actor Jeremy Piven on moving from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, where he's currently starring in David Mamet's Broadway play SPEED-THE-PLOW
Quote: "I was like, 'This is Madonnas underwear!' Of course, it didnt fit me." Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman on trying on Madonna's thong, which she found backstage after she replaced the Material Girl in David Mamet's play SPEED THE PLOW.
Fact: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and filmmaker David Mamet has a high-ranking purple belt in hard-hitting martial art jiu-jitsu.
Fact: Revered playwright David Mamet has written a new screenplay all about the growing sport of mixed martial arts. Mamet, who is a big fan of the violent sport, will also direct REDBELT.
Fact: Celebrated playwright David Mamet has signed on to direct new TV ads for car company Ford.