On the Set of Part 2 of the Atlas Shrugged Movie

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The Atlas Society (TAS) has published a behind-the-scenes report on the filming of Atlas Shrugged Part 2. The movie, based on Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged, is now in its 6th week of filming.

Laurie Rice, David Kelley, and actor Esai Morales

Part 2 is the darkest movement in the Atlas concerto. The economy is a kind of advanced version of our own. In this respect, it offers the most relevant—and most foreboding—parallels to our own world.

The Atlas Society (TAS) has published a behind-the-scenes report on the filming of Atlas Shrugged Part 2. The movie, based on Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged, is now in its 6th week of filming.

Highlights of the article: "On the Set of Part 2 of the Atlas Shrugged Movie"

--The second installation of Ayn Rand’s story features valiant entrepreneurs Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden struggling against the collapsing American economy, its devastation accelerated by government regulation as well as the unexplained disappearances of the nation’s top businesspeople.

--Samantha Mathis (Broken Arrow, The American President) plays heroine Dagny Taggart, Jason Beghe (G.I. Jane, Californication) is Hank Rearden, and Esai Morales (La Bamba, Gun Hill Road) plays Francisco D’Anconia

--Insight into how producer Jeff Freilich, consultant David Kelley, and researcher Laurie Rice worked through unusual challenges in the screenplay.

--“Part 2 is the darkest movement in the Atlas concerto. The economy is a kind of advanced version of our own. In this respect, [it] offers the most relevant—and most foreboding—parallels to our own world.” --David Kelley

--Intriguing glimpses into the work of costume designer Bonnie Stauch, production designer Roland Rosenkranz, and set designer Caroline Quinn.

--How those involved with the Atlas movie are creatively building a knowledge base surrounding the project.

--The Atlas Society will feature an inside look at the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 movie on Saturday, June 30, at The Atlas Summit in Washington, D.C. The panel will feature movie producers John Aglialoro and Harmon Kaslow showing key scenes from the movie and speaking about their approach in creating Part 2. Duncan Scott will show behind-the scenes footage of the project.

--The Atlas Society has also launched The Atlas Campaign, a fundraising effort seeking to raise $1 million to promote the Atlas Shrugged movie trilogy and its philosophy of Objectivism. The money from the Atlas Campaign will go toward hosting movie premieres, student outreach programs, developing content, and enhancing The Atlas Society’s events. As the Atlas Shrugged movies garner public attention, The Atlas Society will provide the philosophical context for Ayn Rand’s amazing story.

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