Monday, September 25, 2006

Dagny Taggart role cast for film version of Rand's novel.

It’s official: Angelina Jolie has been cast for the role of Dagny Taggart in the upcoming film version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

No word on Galt but the rumour mill says Brad Pitt, Angelina’s husband, is keen on the role. Howard and Karen Baldwin, the producers of Ray hold the rights for the film. For months now the press was reporting that Jolie and Pitt were working hard to get the roles. My guess is that we’ll see an announcement that Pitt is coming on board shortly. A smart publicist would only release such information in bits to keep the buzz about the film going. And I suspect that if Jolie is in that Pitt is in as well. Both actors are big name draws that want the film and surely that makes it easier for the studio, Lions Gate, to negotiate.