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Thursday, April 27, 2006

You've got to be kidding

From Variety.com yesterday:
Lionsgate has picked up worldwide distribution rights to "Atlas Shrugged" from Howard and Karen Baldwin ("Ray"), who will produce with John Aglialoro.

Angelina Jolie, a longtime devotee of Rand's, and Brad Pitt, also a fan, are rumored to be circling the leading roles of Dagny Taggart and John Galt.

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Oliver Stone was attached to direct a remake of "Fountainhead" for Warner Bros. and Paramount, but the project has languished in development. Along the way, Pitt expressed interest in playing Roark.

That's nice that the most beautiful people in the world like the novels, but if anyone had any question that a movie version wouldn't quite be true to the book, just imagine Pitt's gravitas (yes I'm kidding) filling the role as greatest genius in history, and you will be convinced. The, um, climax of this version would probably be in the bedroom. I honestly don't know if I'd even want to go and see such a production. Though this is one of those times I'd be happy to find out I had completely miscalculated.

1 Comments:

  • At 2:36 PM , Anonymous Zephram Stark said...

    While watching Johnny Suede, I felt that Brad could be the greatest genius in history. After he started making babies with Angelina Jolie, I was convinced.

     

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