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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Team Up for ‘Atlas Shrugged’?

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Apr 27, 2006 | 11:53am EDT

After years of delays, Ayn Rand's famous novel Atlas Shrugged is being made into a feature film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, according to media reports.

Lionsgate Films has bought the rights to the film version of the 1957 novel, considered in many polls to be one of the most influential books in history.

According to Hollywood trade paper Variety, the Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-stars, who are both fans of the Russian novelist, would play the lead roles of Dagny Taggart and John Gault.

The story revolves around the economic collapse of the U.S. sometime in the future and espouses Rand's philosophy of objectivism.

Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin will adapt the 1,100-page novel into a feature film.

Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway have previously been attached to the project over the years.

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