[Movies] Jennifer Lopez Joins The Cast Of The 33 Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.17.2013
About the Chilean miners...
Jennifer Lopez will join Antonio Banderas in the biopic of the Chilean miners called The 33, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mike Medavoy will produce. It is based on the story of the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped for 69 days in 2010. This will be Lopez's first film since starring with Jason Statham in Parker.
Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro have also signed on for the film, which was presented at Cannes Film Festival last month. Good Universe will handle international sales. Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna will direct from a screenplay written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera. Production begins in Chile this fall.
Medavoy got the rights to the film in 2011. The rescue of the 33 miners from the San Jose Mine made headlines worldwide. The men were trapped half a mile beneath the surface of the Earth. Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda, the miner called "Super Mario". Sheen will play a miner's father and Santoro will play another trapped miner.
Ed McGurn will also produce, while Carlos Eugenio Lavín and Leopoldo Enriquez will executive produce.