Antonio Banderas in Chile shooting The 33

A Hollywood cast will be in South America for two months filming the story of the trapped Chilean miners

Antonio Banderas (Zoro), Spanish actor Mario Casas, Rodrigo Santoro (Lost) and Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) will star in The 33, currently shooting in Chile.


The 33 is based on the real story of 33 Chilean miners, who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010.

Rodrigo Santoro will play Chilean engineer and entrepreneur Laurence Golborne in the movie. Antonio Banderas will play Mario Sepúlveda, the second miner to surface after 69 days trapped, and Juliette Binoche will play María Segovia – the sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia.

Families stayed at Campamento Esperanza – a makeshift camp set up in the desert, which housed the relatives of the miners stuck underground for a month and a half.

The American-Chilean production, directed by Patricia Riggen, began filming in December in Colombia, and has moved to Copiapó in Chile, where filming will continue until March.

The 33 is due for release in late 2014.

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