The 33 relives the harrowing true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped more than 200 stories underground, enduring 100-degree temperatures beneath a megaton boulder for 69 days following the collapse of the San Jose copper and gold mine. All 33 were successfully rescued.
The 33 (Spanish: Los 33) is an American-Chilean survival drama film directed by Patricia Riggen and written by Mikko Alanne and José Rivera. The film is based on the real events of 2010 mining disaster in which a group of thirty-three miners were trapped in the San José Mine, in Chile. The film stars Antonio Banderas as Mario “Super Mario” Sepúlveda, who sent videos to the rescuers to notify them about the miners’ condition.
The 33, the Antonio Banderas-starring project about the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, has been given a release date. Alcon Entertainment announced Tuesday it acquired the North American distribution rights and will put the film in the theaters November 13 by Warner Bros.
“We don’t acquire many films, but we’re particularly excited to bring this incredible true story of perseverance and the strength of the human spirit to audiences around the world,” Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove said in a statement. “Few events of this kind have captured the attention and sympathies of people around the globe as this one did, and the huge emotional ride we all took as the rescuers struggled to free the miners is captured beautifully in this wonderful film.”
Directed by: Patricia Riggen
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Jacob Vargas, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Naomi Scott, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Cote de Pablo
Screenplay by: Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten
Production Design by: Marco Niro
Cinematography by: Checco Varese
Film Editing by: Michael Tronick
Costume Design by: Paco Delgado
Set Decoration by: Aida Rodriguez, Jorge Zambrano
Music by: James Horner
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: November 13, 2015