Ayn Rand's most ambitious novel may finally be brought to the bigscreen after years of false starts.The inimitable telegraphic stytle, of course, is from Variety.
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'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.
Angelina Jolie playing Dagny Taggart... about a million adolescent male Objectivists just "sat up and took notice," to put it politely.
And that strange sound you hear is Ayn Rand spinning in her grave. Like a lathe.
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