Ron Paul to Make Acting Debut in Part 3 of ‘Atlas Shrugged’
Former congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul will make his acting debut in the third installment of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The film also will feature several other prominent conservative personalities with little or no acting experience, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
“Atlas Shrugged is a fantastic book, but it’s much more than a story — it’s a philosophy,” Paul said. “It’s influenced millions of people already and because of its greatness it’s going to continue to influence a lot of people.”
Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? is based on the final third of Ayn Rand’s 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged, which tells the story of a U.S. economy in collapse due to taxation, overregulation and the demonization of those who have achieved more than their fair share of success.
Because the movie’s themes resonate with conservatives, Libertarians and Tea Partiers, producer Harmon Kaslow was inclined to pack his film with personalities who appeal to that portion of the political spectrum, like radio talk-show host Andrew Wilkow and Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform. There’s even a hedge fund manager: Jonathan Hoenig, a Fox News Channel regular panelist and founding member of the Capitalist Pig fund.
“We put out a casting call and those are the only guys who showed up,” Kaslow quipped. “It could be the subject matter.”
It does not say what part Ron Paul will play, is he John Galt? Glenn Beck will play Rearden and Hannity will play Dagny. Maybe they can get Ted Cruz to play D’Anconia.
(No I have never read AS I just know the names of the characters from Internet forums)