Being that it is the 50th Anniversary of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, I'm thrilled to have read this update on the movie. To this point, all I have heard so far was that Angelina Jolie was going to play Dagny Taggart, which rang huge alarm bells about who was going to direct the film and which direction this was going to go. Well, my fears were almost instantly quelled when I read that Vadim Perelman of House of Sand and Fog fame (and fellow Russian-Jew) will be directing. Yes, Angelina is still pegged for the lead role, but the producers and her representative assure us she loves and understands the book. Could I be wrong about her? Hmmm.