I'll cop right up front to knowing very little about Ayn Rand, the legendary author and founder of objectivism. I'll further admit that what I do know about her I don't like. I don't like her denouncements of altruism. I don't like her outright rejection of all things socialist. I don't like her novella "Anthem," which I've read and think is ridiculous.
But like I said, what I don't know about Ayn Rand could fill a library. So why do I care enough to plug those holes in my knowledge? Well, because one, you never want to be ignorant. But, two, because every person I talk with who has read all her works, seems to talk about her with a passion bordering on religious devotion.
And one of those people is Angelina Jolie.
Regarding the long in development project "Atlas Shrugged," which has been in some form of creative flux for over 35 years, Jolie didn't hesitate to call it a "once in a lifetime" project. And this is coming from a woman who has won one Oscar, and probably should have been nominated for at least one more. To put it more simply, she makes good films.
"['Atlas Shrugged'] is one of those, I think, once-in-a-lifetime films that you feel, 'If I only do a few more in my lifetime, that has to be one of them,'" she insisted.
Jolie has been confirmed to play the role of Dagny Taggart, the protagonist of the novel through whose eyes we see the battle between John Galt, striking leader of the intellectual upper class, and the "looters and the moochers."
Jolie told MTV News that Vadim Perelman, who was thought to be lined up to direct, was never and is not now officially attached to the project.
So now we get to the crux of the issue:
Is Angelina right? Is "Atlas Shrugged" a once in a lifetime film that you would pay to see? Are you eager for it to be made? Or could you care less? Sound off on your thoughts on Rand, Jolie, and the film below. And check out the rest of our interview with Angelina here.