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Charlize Theron Gives Strength to Atlas Shrugged

Published July 21, 2009 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Hollywood Reporter
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Sometimes a book is just too big to capture in a single movie. One such example is Atlas Shrugged, which has seen live-action features repeatedly attempted. Though the cause felt lost, Charlize Theron has come aboard to give the adaptation some much needed momentum.

There is, however, a catch.

Charlize Theron Pushing Atlas Shrugged

If you can't turn a book into a single film, sometimes you need two. Or, better yet in the case of Atlas Shrugged, you need an entire miniseries.

Charlize Theron has been meeting with Lionsgate and producers Howard and Karen Baldwin about taking the title role of Dagny Taggart. Her only concern is adapting the story properly. To solve this problem, Lionsgate will turn the story into a miniseries for Epix, a pay-cable network Lionsgate is forming with MGM and Viacom/Paramount.

A single feature film is still possible but, for the most part, most attention will currently be given to create a series that is capable of bringing in network subscribers.

Not that the production needs any more bumps in the road, but it might all come down to Theron's involvement; and she's on the fence. As of recent, the actress will not confirm if she'll be hanging around with Shrugged to see it enter any sort of production. More official announcements should be coming shortly.

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