Atlas Productions has engaged Al Ruddy to line up principals for a TV miniseries adaptation of Atlas Shrugged.
Atlas Productions produced the feature film trilogy of Ayn Rand’s classic novel. In doing so, CEO John Aglialoro earned the right for further adaptations in other formats. In light of the length and complexity of the novel, many fans have advocated the miniseries format—and, indeed, many would-be projects in that format, including one by Ayn Rand herself (and another by Ruddy)—were attempted prior to the recent feature films.
Ruddy has a long history of success in Hollywood. He made his name as producer of The Godfather (1972), and produced Academy Award winner Million Dollar Baby (2004), with Clint Eastwood and Hilary Swank. In between, he negotiated with Rand in the 1970s to adapt Atlas Shrugged, and worked on a Turner Network Television miniseries project in 1999-2001.
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