Atlas Shrugged Adapted

A film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged has frequently discussed—Faye Dunaway and Clint Eastwood were once considered for the leading roles—but has the financial crisis inspired filmmakers to finally bring it to the silver screen? Producers are arranging a production of Ayn Rand’s classic pro-capitalist novel. “This couldn’t be more timely,” said Karen Baldwin, a producer, whose Baldwin Entertainment would join with Lionsgate and Ryan Kavanaugh's Relatively Media in order to finance the film with a budget of about $50 million. Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron, among others, have expressed interest in playing female railroad executive and Objectivist extraordinaire Dagny Taggart.