Skip to comments.Vadim Perelman To Rewrite And Direct "Atlas Shrugged"
Posted on 09/09/2007 9:59:29 AM PDT by grundle
New York, NY (CNS) - Lionsgate has signed "House of Sand and Fog" director Vadim Perelman to direct the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's iconic novel "Atlas Shrugged." According to trade magazine Variety, Perelman will also rewrite a draft of the script penned by "Braveheart" writer Randall Wallace. The latter will remain involved with the project.
The film follows, Dagny Taggart, a railroad executive to be played by Angelina Jolie, who strives to keep her family-owned trans-continental railroad company alive amidst worldwide strike involving industrialists and thinkers.
Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray"), who hold the rights to Rand's most ambitious novel, are producing the film with Media Talent Group's Geyer Kosinski, Jolie's manager.
I look forward to the film
> ... to be played by Angelina Jolie ...
Another epic in the tradition of Ishtar and Heaven’s Gate.
It should be interesting to see how badly Hollyweird wrecks an excellent book. Angelina Jolie? Kee-rist...
Whatever happened to Jolie’s Daniel Pearl film? It was released to great fanfare but seems to have just disappeared.
No other place for her!
You are absolutely right. With that bad typecasting for Dagny Taggart, I can imagine how the story will be.
Had the rights remained with Phil Anschutz ( a modern day Hank Reardon), I would have looked forward to it. Now that Lionsgate has taken over (Farenheit 9/11, The Day After Tomorrow) I’m afraid it’s going to be a major disappointment.
I am currently reading the book and in my minds eye I see Joan Allen playing the part of Dagny...it needs a thin lipped kind of gal.......(shrug) just MO
Anymore, with Hollywood, it’s “style over substance”. However, I don’t even think Jolie looks that good anymore - she’s gotten so skinny. What is she down to now - like a size negative three?
Since it’s Hollywood, they are probably still trying to hire Arnold to play the part of Atlas . . .
Should have been a miniseries on HBO or a 1-season series on FX.
Brad Pitt is slated to play John Galt
Hey, Lord of the Rings was full of liberal actors too.
I forsee a complete bastardization of the book’s message. The same way Verhoeven turned the society of “Starship Troopers” into a neofascist dystopia.
The bad news is that John Galt is replaced with Larry Craig.
Too bad they didn’t film this in Lauren Bacall’s heyday. She’s exactly what I pictured Dagney being like.
Remember how Tom Clancy's The Sum of all Fears was butchererd? With Angelina Jolie playing Dagny Taggart, I suspect it's going to be turned into an anti-capitalist screed, the precise opposite of what it really is.
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