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Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) Poster

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The entire cast was replaced for the sequel Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012).
The first time we see Dagny Taggart in her apartment, as she's clicking on the television, a computer monitor visible at scene left is showing a black & white photo of Ayn Rand, the author of the book which is the source of this film.
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According to Variety, The Godfather (1972) producer Albert S. Ruddy spent years trying to bring the novel to the big screen, attracting the interest of Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway along the way.
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In the late 1970s, NBC had plans to bring the novel to television as one of the multi-part mini-series popular at the time. Ayn Rand wanted Farrah Fawcett to star, but the project never materialized.
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Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Maggie Gyllenhaal were among the actresses considered to play Dagny Taggart, with Brad Pitt being considered to play John Galt.
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Paul Johansson replaced Stephen Polk as director just nine days before filming was scheduled to begin.
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On the cover of the Scandinavian DVD release, the title is misspelled as "Atlas Schrugged".
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Rosamund Pike and Stana Katic were considered for the role of Dagny Taggart.
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