‘World premiere’ of Atlas Shrugged movie trailer planned for CPAC

Steven Nelson Associate Editor
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FreedomWorks will host a premier of the trailer for the film adaption of Atlas Shrugged at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Since the novel by Ayn Rand was published in 1957, efforts to produce a film version have been attempted. All failed due to a variety of legal and editorial disputes.

Protagonist Dagny Taggart will be played by actress Taylor Schilling, who previously was the lead character in NBC medical drama Mercy.

Atlas Shrugged has been highly influential within conservative and libertarian circles for its support of laissez-faire economics.

The film’s website calls the book a warning of implications to society when “individual achievement is undervalued, suppressed and demonized.”

The premier will be held on February 11. The film, which features one-third of the book, will be released in theaters on April 15.