After years of delays, Ayn Rand's famous novel "Atlas Shrugged" is being made into a feature film starring Brad Pitt
and Angelina Jolie
, according to media reports. Lionsgate Films bought the rights to the film version of the 1957 novel, considered in many polls to be one of the most influential books in history.
According to Hollywood trade paper Variety
, the Mr. And Mrs. Smith
co-stars, who are both fans of the Russian novelist, would play the lead roles of Dagny Taggart and John Gault. The story revolves around the economic collapse of the United States sometime in the future and espouses Rand's philosophy of objectivism.
Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin will adapt the 1,100 page novel into a feature film. Clint Eastwood
, Robert Redford
and Faye Dunaway
have previously been attached to the project over the years.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)