On August 5, 2010, a cave-in at a San José copper mine in Chile became international news. Thirty-three Chilean miners were trapped 2,300 feet underground for 69 days as they awaited rescue. The U.S. sent a NASA team and all 33 men survived.
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood made a movie based on the miraculous story. Patricia Riggen’s The 33 centers on the Chilean miners’ struggle to survive.
Antonio Banderas stars as Mario Sepulveda, a miner who becomes trapped just a day before his retirement. The movie also stars Cote de Pablo, Lou Diamond Phillips, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne and Rodrigo Santoro.
Unfortunately, a U.S. release date has not been set yet, but check out the powerful trailer above.