The final scenes of Atlas Shrugged Part 2 were filmed on May 15th. The Atlas Society offers reflections from their time on the set:
Atlas Shrugged Part 2 filmed its last scenes early Wednesday morning, May 15, in the historic Bank of America building in Los Angeles, California. The final night of filming included scenes from the wedding of James Taggart (Patrick Fabian) and Cherryl Brooks (Larisa Oleynik), where Francisco D’Anconia (Esai Morales) delivers his “money speech”—both a public condemnation of the crony elite cocktail crowd and a stealthy encouragement to Hank Rearden (Jason Beghe). “You say money is the root of all evil, but have you ever asked yourself—what is the root of money?” Esai Morales paces a clearing of people and delivers his lines like he’s in a sword fight—dodging an insult from one partygoer, overpowering an objection from another.