Fact-based drama fill out its ensemble cast…
Deadline hears that Juliette Binoche (‘Camille Claudel 1915’) and James Brolin (‘Oldboy’) are set to join Antonio Banderas for ‘The 33,’ the Chilean miners movie which is based on the true events of the collapsed Copiapo copper mine and the miners who were trapped more than 2,000 feet underground.
The film follows the “unfolding saga of the trapped miners played out over three months in the media. In the beginning, it was not known whether the miners were even alive. It took 17 days before a note was sent to the surface that let rescuers and the world know that 33 men were still alive in the mine. Those men would be trapped for a total of 69 days and kept viewers glued to the televisions when drill bits kept breaking as rescuers tried to get through rock as deep as twice the size of the Empire State building.”
Rounding out the cast, Martin Sheen (‘The Amazing Spider-Man’), and newcomers Kate Del Castillo (‘Weeds’), Oscar Nunez (‘The Office’), Lou Diamond Phillips (‘Longmire’), Mario Casas (‘Palm Trees in the Snow’), Juan Pablo Raba (‘The Snitch Cartel’), Cote De Pablo (‘NCIS’), Tenoch Huerta (‘Sleep Dealer’), Jacob Vargas (‘Sons of Anarchy’), Marco Treviño (‘Espectro’) and Alejandro Goic (‘Igloo’).
Binoche replaces Jennifer Lopez as the female lead, after Lopez exited due to scheduling conflicts.
Patricia Riggen is directing with the most recent draft of the screenplay coming from Craig Borten (‘Dallas Buyers Club’).