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Chile Mine Survivors' Story to Become a Movie

Monday, 25 July 2011

A year after their ordeal, the 33 minors trapped for weeks underground, and eventually rescued have sign a deal to make a Movie of the experience.

The story of the 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine for 69 days is finally set to become a Hollywood blockbuster, according to US reports. The men had agreed not to reveal details, in order to negotiate a group deal.

Mike Medavoy has acquired the rights to their story and filming is expected to start next year. Mike Medavoy,s previous credits include Black Swan and Shutter Island.

Rumours suggest Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem will be cast as miners.

Miner Juan Andres Illanes said, "One year after the collapse of the mine, we consider this to be a great step towards the realization of a film based on our experience in the mine. This is the only official and authorized film about what we lived in the San Jose mine. Much of our story has never been told."

Medavoy announced, "Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapo. 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."