It was inevitable that the 2010 Chilean mining incident would hit the big screen. The tragedy of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground after a 121-year-old copper-gold mine caved in is reenacted by Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche as one of the entombed miner’s sisters.
A first international trailer has arrived via 20th Century Fox Chile. The film is entirely in English, with Chilean accents, which should secure its international appeal (while annoying others). Written by Mikko Alanne and José Rivera, “The 33” is produced by “Apocalypse Now” producer Mike Medavoy, who worked closely with the families to tell this story.
After 69 days, and several attempts, all 33 miners were rescued. “The 33” opens in Chile on April 6 and in the US sometime in 2015