Sunday, October 07, 2007

Who "Should" Be in the Atlas Shrugged Movie

After hearing that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had bought the rights to the Atlas Shrugged movie, and that they were planning to star in it themselves, I couldn't help but think of who the actors for each character really --should-- be.

Erin Daniels as Dagny Taggart. I think Erin would have the perfect look and that she could play Dagny's personality most effectively. Her thin body, beautiful face and quiet but assertive nature would be a great fit for the role. I think Angelina, as beautiful as she is, seems a little too ethnic and too showy for the Dagny role. But maybe she will be able to pull it off (we hope).

Erin Daniels as Dagny Taggart

Tate Donovan as Jim Taggart. Tate has the right look of youth even though he's in his forties and also can play the panicked executive very well. Plus, the guy's ex-girlfriends are Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston - he must have something going for him!

Tate Donovan as Jim Taggart

My choice for Lillian Rearden is truly inspired. Joely Richardson has the cold eyes and elegant thin body to play the ultimate bitch of the story.

Joely Richardson as Lillian Rearden

Mark Humphrey as Hank Rearden. Mark is a journeyman actor who would look good as a blonde and has the right face for the stoney responses Hank is always giving to people.

Mark Humphrey as Hank Rearden

John Galt is actually pretty easy. All you need is a really good looking guy and put green contact lenses into his eyes. Brad Pitt is planning to play John Galt - he could be okay. My choice would actually be Christian Bale.

Christian Bale as John Galt

The rest of the people are pretty easy too. Oren Boyle can be any old fat guy. Wesley Mooch is a simpering fool. It goes on. If they can get those top roles right, the movie could be worth watching. I'm asking you, Brangelina, please reconsider acting in the movie yourselves. You might do Ayn Rand better justice if you stay behind the cameras on this one (as pretty as you both are).


Sandra said...

Fantastic casting job on your part! I'm not excited about Ms. Jolie playing Dagney Taggart... she's too feminine, and as you said too exotic and in your face.

Daryl Kulak said...


Thanks Sandra. It was fun to think this through after the initial idea to cast Erin Daniels as Dagny. I hope Ms. Jolie listens to us!

roark said...

Wow. I just discovered that they were making Atlas Shrugged. Been wondering why anyone hasn't. By the way, IMDB says Charlize Theron is Dagny Taggart. I was just thinking today that Richard Armitage would make a fantabulous Howard Roark. If you watch the entire mini-series- North & South, you'll see why. Erin Daniels seems perfect...if she can pull it off.

J said...

Well picked! Exactly how I pictured them

Daryl Kulak said...


Thanks! It took a while to piece it together, but I really think these are the actors to pull it off.