Banderas to play Super Mario in ‘The 33’
Antonio Banderas will star in ‘The 33’ as ‘Super Mario’ Sepulveda, who was the second miner to be rescued and the survivors’ spokesperson following their 69 days trap in 2010.
The movie’s producer Mike Medavoy made the announcement on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Daily News reported.
The film, which will be directed by Patricia Riggen, will include actors Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro and its production is scheduled to begin this fall in Chile.
The screenplay- written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera- details the gruelling events of the mine’s collapse and the international rescue efforts that attracted one billion viewers worldwide.
The 33 courageous miners were trapped a half-mile beneath the surface and retrieved more than two months later.
The film’s portrayal was developed in collaboration with the miners, the rescuers and their families.
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