Variety Reports Jolie Set To Star in ATLAS

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Jolie Picks Place On "Atlas"

Posted:   Thursday September 21st 2006 3:39am

Source:   Variety

Author:   Garth Franklin


That rumour from the other month is now confirmed, Angelina Jolie is set to star in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's iconic tome "Atlas Shrugged" for Lionsgate reports Variety.

Jolie, a longtime fan of Rand's, was eager to play the role of Dagney Taggart, the most powerful female character in any of Rand's books.

A movie version of the Russian-born author's novel, which runs more than 1,100 pages, has been long in the making. For years, producer Al Ruddy tried to bring "Atlas Shrugged" to the bigscreen, attracting the interest of Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway along the way.

Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray") hold the rights to this most ambitious novel of Rand's, and are producing.


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I just started a thread about this, but I prefer to let your announcement start it, so I moved yours from the news feeds to over here and deleted mine. Here is what I had written before:

Robert Bidinotto just announced that it is official.

Apparently Angelina Jolie has been signed on as Dagny Taggart in the
Atlas Shrugged

Get the poop on the scoop on Robert's blog


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Here is a link to other articles - ones you can read without subscribing to Variety:

From (a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc.): Jolie Takes on Atlas

From Empire Movies: Angelina Jolie in Atlas Shrugged

From Jam! Showbiz Movies: Jolie to star in Rand adaptation

From Comingsoon: Angelina Jolie Commits to Atlas Shrugged

From Dark Horizons: Jolie Picks Place On "Atlas"

That should be enough for the splash.


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