About a month ago we had a little chat about the upcoming miner drama titled The 33, so I’m sure you already know that Antonio Banderas is set to star in the whole thing, right? Well, guess what, now comes the word that Jennifer Lopez is on board for the Chilean Miners’ story, too! Zorro & Selena together on the big screen? Why not, sign us in!
So, at this moment we know that La Misma Luna helmer Patricia Riggen is on board to direct the whole thing from a script written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera, which is based on the story of the 33 Chilean miners, whose remarkable rescue from the San Jose Mine captivated the world’s attention.
In other words The 33 will recount the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the subsequent rescue efforts, both from the miners’ perspective and those of the families and rescuers above, culminating in the emotional retrieval of all 33 miners.
As we previously reported, Banderas is set to play a charismatic miner named Mario Sepulveda (known as Super Mario) while the rest of the cast will also include Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro and Martin Sheen.
As for Lopez, still no details about her involvement in the whole thing, but it’s safe to assume that she will play one of the wives.
Production is scheduled to begin in the fall in Chile, so I guess we’ll soon have more updates to share.