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."

[post-video postid="5882"]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)