Chilean Miner Drama The 33 Debuts A First Trailer

Antonio Banderas is going underground in the real-life pic

Chilean Miner Drama The 33 Debuts A First Trailer

by James White |
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When 33 Chilean miners were trapped underground by the collapse of a massive rock, the ensuing drama of survival, tension and political wrangling was all but destined to become a film. So it has come to pass, with Warner Bros. putting out the first trailer for The 33.

Patricia Riggen called the shots on this one, which features a cast led by Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Gabriel Byrne and James Brolin. It tells the harrowing true story of the miners, who were trapped underground in temperatures scorching to 100 degrees Fahrenheit by a boulder measured as twice the size of the Empire State Building. As the days ticked away, and the men’s families clung to the hope they might be rescued despite the high stakes and lack of supplies in the chamber 200 storeys below them, officials and politicians debated how best to proceed and the rescue mission became a global event.

By the looks of this, there’s a worry that it hits a few too many of the traditional points you’d expect from a drama of this sort, but we’ll wait and see the final film, not least because it features one of the last scores by James Horner. US audiences will see The 33 on November 13, but there’s no word on a UK date yet.

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