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And -- fans are flocking to theaters around the country to see a brand new movie.
Based on her book atlas shrugged and it's taken almost twenty years for this to be made.
And our next guest says it took so long because so many in Hollywood disagree with the political games that were championed by the author joining us now -- producer John that we Lauro.
Good to seal Erik you know Hollywood guy -- south Jersey guy like me had negative and no business oh wow I was on the board of the nine Rand institute and back in the early ninety's 992.
I purchased the rights for the movie from the state.
So you purchased the rights you had a window in which to try to get this movie made you used to you would fly out to Los Angeles I guessed it to -- the big studios right.
Yeah and really thought while fifteen years -- get down a couple of years because.
-- -- congress.
New York times of the study were at ten books most influential in your life back in the early ninety's and atlas -- was number two behind -- Bible so I thought the studios we grab it.
And now I was wrong -- a long time.
This is a book that is a favorite amongst political libertarians.
For the themes that that she writes about him and in the way that there characters act in the movie do you think that that was the reason why.
You run up against so many obstacles.
Now and implicitly perhaps but never explicitly studio executives want to make money they wanna make a profit.
And I I just thought they it was too complicated.
Project for them.
So -- not unlike.
Some some of the characters in her books you really had to sort of become your own -- sort of force of nature here and get this movie made how'd you do it.
Well the -- were coming to an end and -- -- to make a decision that was my wife who said you know as a haunted regulated you don't do it and being an entrepreneur or I've had you know couple dozen companies more or less -- -- dynamics and running any of these various businesses essentially saying yeah strategy tactics and whatever so.
However Hollywood and got to have a producer who is if my fellow producer -- cash flow and we and we got it done.
Well it's in theaters now I think it opened last Friday and about 300 theaters can have a wider really Seattle -- about just under 500 theaters this week and we'll expand.
-- -- thousand theaters in the third week and beyond.
Well good luck with the movie John and this is only part one there to more installments that are yet to come hopefully he'll have an easier time getting those made after the success of part one.
John -- Lauro who is the producer.
Of the new movie out -- good to talk to you thanks for him thanks very.
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