Atlas Shrugged Coming to Big Screen?

I’ve always wondered why Hollywood hasn’t tried to cash in on Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged. I figured it might have had something to do with politics. But now, it looks like the movie may happen:

Ayn Rand’s most ambitious novel may finally be brought to the bigscreen after years of false starts.

Lionsgate has picked up worldwide distribution rights to “Atlas Shrugged” from Howard and Karen Baldwin (”Ray”), who will produce with John Aglialoro.

As for stars, book provides an ideal role for an actress in lead character Dagny Taggart, so it’s not a stretch to assume Rand enthusiast Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie’s name has been brought up. Brad Pitt, also a fan, is rumored to be among the names suggested for lead male character John Galt.

Should be interesting.

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