Formerly Trapped Chilean Miners Go Hollywood

Sunday, July 24 by
 

Remember those Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days underground? No? Well, Hollywood would like to remind you. The story has been sold to producer Mike Medavoy, and a script by Jose Riviera (The Motorcycle Diaries) has been commissioned. Here’s Medavoy, who delivered a speech atop a pile of money which may or may not contain 33 trapped Chilean miners:

“Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapó. At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people. I can’t think of a better story than this one to bring to the screen.”

'Buried' International Trailer

This’ll probably be a World Trade Center-meets-Buried production. Or they could go in a different direction and have it end with a splashy musical number, with perhaps the real-life Chilean miners taking part in the fun. Hooray for Hollywood! (Deadline)

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