by Ryan Stewart
June 17, 2007
From the article:
There was speculation on another forum about Clint Eastwood being possibly wooed as director. According to an article in Variety in March, Eastwood and Jolie will be doing a movie together:
I had a chance to speak with Angelina Jolie at the press junket for A Mighty Heart on Friday, and I asked her about a few of her upcoming (or potentially upcoming) projects. As for the one the fanboys care most about -- Sin City 2 -- she laughed when I asked her if she would do it, and then she smiled and simply said "It might be resurfacing." She had a little more to say about the adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, which is moving forward very slowly, despite having the Plan B powerhouse of Pitt and Jolie behind it. Angelina told me that the project is still on the table, but "the thing with Atlas is just, we all feel that it's one of those projects where if you can't do it right, you really can't touch it. So we have not had all the pieces come together. There's not been a director that's right to come on, or all of those elements. So until it does, you know, I certainly don't want to be a part of something that's just put together to hit 'this date.'"
Eastwood, Jolie catch 'Changeling'
By DIANE GARRETT, MICHAEL FLEMING
Mar. 8, 2007
From that article back then:
From what I read in a few places, "The Changeling" was fast-tracked by Universal, so this is probably the real glitch. Anyway, Jolie and Eastwook will be working together and, if the experience is a great one, maybe he would consider signing on. He certainly would be a wonderful director for [i]Atlas.
Jolie, who'll next be seen as Marianne Pearl in "The Mighty Heart" and then in the Bob Zemeckis-directed "Beowulf," will have to juggle "The Changeling" with another plum project. She's booked to star in "Atlas Shrugged," a Randall Wallace-scripted adaptation of the Ayn Rand classic for Lionsgate.
I think the idea of holding out for a director of this stature is absolutely correct, if this is part of the reason for the delay.