Conservative icon, presidential candidate, and former 11-term United States congressman is set to make his acting debut in part 3 of the popular film franchise Atlas Shrugged according to popular film and television website The Hollywood Reporter. The retired politician will take on the role of a television commentator covering the aftermath of one of John Galt’s speeches.
When asked for comment on the news of casting Paul was enthusiastic about his role in the film and noted, “Atlas Shrugged is a fantastic book, but it’s much more than a story — it’s a philosophy. It’s influenced millions of people already and because of its greatness it’s going to continue to influence a lot of people.”
The film’s producer, Harmon Kaslow, has also packed this installment with other popular Conservative figures. Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Grover Norquist will have roles in the movie, along with many other Conservative political and social personalities. When asked for comment, Kaslow reportedly said, “These are people who speak to our audience and all of them have showed an affinity for the book, so it made sense to reach out to them.”
This film series, an adaptation of the popular novel by Ayn Rand, covers the fallout of an American economy in crisis to to government bumbling, onerous regulations, red tape, and the demonization of the productive members of society for their success over the masses. It’s set for release on September 12th of this year in theaters across the country.