Apparently unfazed by the critical and box office failure of the first "Atlas Shrugged" movie, Sean Hannity announced that he is making a cameo in the sequel. Hannity posted on the blog for his radio show that he'll be appearing in "Atlas Shrugged Part Two," set to be released in October, and he "may be a character close to home."
The movies, intended to be a trilogy, are based on the Ayn Rand book by the same name. The first movie was critically panned but received heavy promotion from Tea Party groups. The equation added up to a $4.6 million domestic gross on a production budget of $20 million. That's the free market at work, folks. Maybe next time the producers should ask for an NEA grant.
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