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Pitt and Jolie may star in Atlas Shrugged !

The duo may star as Dagny Taggart and John Gault in the movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 16:07 IST

After the movie Mr and Mrs Smith, which brought Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt together, the duo is now in talks to star in the movie version of Ayn Rand’s famous novel Atlas Shrugged.

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 Variety, the pair, 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 US sometime in the future and espouses Rand's philosophy of objectivism.

Ray producers Howard and Karen Baldwin will adapt the 1,100 page novel into a feature film, reports Moviehole.

First Published: Apr 28, 2006 14:54 IST