Angelina Jolie has for several years now been rumored to star in an upcoming film, based on Ayn Rand's epic-length novel, Atlas Shrugged. Well, it appears that Jolie has quit.
Atlas Shrugged has been in development for at least three decades, so it comes as no surprise that the Jolie version also will not come to pass.
Brian Doherty reports in Reason:
"With Rand fan Angelina Jolie, long rumored to star as railroad heroine Dagny Taggart, begging off the project, the producers are now preparing to turn Atlas Shrugged into a mini-series on the new cable channel Epix, possibly starring Charlize Theron. (In Hollywood, nothing is fact until the cameras roll—or until after they finish rolling. Atlas Shrugged is not yet at that stage and may never come to fruition.)"
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