Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is attempting to turn the 1,300-page, 1957 Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged” into a miniseries for the startup Epix network, according to the New York Post.
Many others have been trying to bring the novel, which has heavily influenced libertarian thought, to TV and movies for decades. If Theron succeeds, she’d star as the central character, railroad exec Dagny Taggart.
Epix, set to launch later this year, is a joint venture between Lionsgate, MGM and Viacom.
Rand’s other famous novel, "The Fountainhead," which is considerably shorter than "Shrugged," was made into a 1949 film starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal.