The third and final chapter in the independently-produced film trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” has gone into production, and once again all the film’s cast members have changed.
Laura Regan (“Mad Men,” “Unbreakable”) and Rob Morrow (“Northern Exposure”) take on the roles of Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden respectively. They take over from Taylor Schilling and Grant Bowler in the first film, and Samantha Mathis and Jason Beghe in the second.
Joaquim de Almeida (“The Mentalist,” “Revolution”) takes over from Jsu Garcia and Esai Morales as Francisco d’Anconia, while Eric Allan Kramer has been cast as the modern-day maritime pirate Ragnar Danneskjold.
Kristoffer Polaha (“Ringer,” “Devil’s Knot”) takes on the key role of John Galt himself in the film, the mysterious figure orchestrating a bizarre ‘strike’ involving the most productive members of society.
This final chapter, entitled “Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?”, is planned for a release in September. The trilogy has been disastrous at the box office, the first earning just $4.6 million and the second only $3.3 million.