We reported last month that an adaptation of a 1957 novel was gearing up to start shooting despite no cast members announced and now it seems the film has started shooting and we also know who's starring in the film. Variety is reporting that Atlas Shrugged started shooting over the weekend. It was also said that if the film wasn't in production by Saturday, they would have lost the rights to the Ayn Rand adaptation.
Paul Johansson will be directing the film based on the adapted script by Brian Patrick O'Toole. Johansson will also act in the film as well, portraying John Galt, with Taylor Schilling starring in the lead role of Dagny Taggart and Grant Bowler portraying Henry Reardon.
The rest of the cast includes Michael Lerner as Wesley Mouch, director Nick Cassavetes in an on-screen role as Richard McNamara, Matthew Marsdan as James Taggart and Graham Beckel as Ellis Wyatt. Edi Gathegi, Jsu Garcia, Rebecca Wisocky, Ethan Cohn, Patrick Fischer, Christina Pickles and Nikki Klecha have also joined the cast in unspecified roles.
It was said that the second part of this two-part film will begin shooting after this film is complete.