Pacific Northwest Pictures nabs ‘Atlas’

Film unit to distribute through Cross Country Releasing

Pacific Northwest Pictures has acquired all rights for Canada to ”Atlas Shrugged Part 1” and will distribute through its Cross Country Releasing.

Deal was announced Saturday at the Torono Film Festival. Pic opened to $1.8 million at 299 screens in the U.S. in April and finished its run with a $4.8 million cume.

Screenplay of Ayn Rand’s novel was written by Brian Patrick O’Toole and John Aglialoro. Harmon Kaslow and John Aglialoro produced.

Taylor Schilling and Grant Bowler starred. The film was directed by Paul Johannson.

Pacific Northwest Pictures VP Emily Alden said, ”Ayn Rand’s philosophy still resonates strongly with people today. Tea Party organizations from all over the world remain hungry for Rand’s message and we are proud to have Atlas Shrugged Part 1 as Cross Country’s first project.”

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