In spite of movie award season be way over, I just had to bring this movie to your attention.
Los 33 ( in English The 33) is an upcoming Chilean survival drama film that talks about 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in the San Jose mines in Chile.
This movie is an adaptation of the real life San Jose Mine disaster that took place in 2010 where 33 Chilean miners were trapped for 69 days in the mines. They were trapped half a mile under the Atacama Desert on 5th August 2010. The incident became a global event for a TV audience of an estimated 1 billion people.
The film stars Antonio Banderas as Mario ‘super mario’ Supulveda who recorded video blogs of him and the miners to ensure the public that they are well. Lou Diamond Philips plays Lui ‘Don Lucho’ Urzua. Other stars include Jacob Vargas, Mario Casas, Naomi Scott and Cote de Pablo.
Other notable faces in the movie include telenovela star Kate del Castillo and James Brolin.
Principal photography begun on December 2013 in Colombia. Copiapo which was the actual place where the mining accident took place also served as a film location. Filming wrapped up on February 20th 2014.
The film was directed by Partricia Riggen and was written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera.
The film will be released on November 13 and Warner Bros. Pictures will serve as the movie distributor.
Take a look at the trailer and you will be absolutely captivated.