Jennifer Lopez Joins the Cast of the Chilean Miner Drama The 33

Posted by at 11:40 am on June 17, 2013

Jennifer LopezIn her first major role since starring with Jason Statham in the thriller Parker, actress, singer and former “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez has joined Antonio Banderas in the Chilean miner drama The 33, directed by La Misma Luna’s Patricia Riggen.

The rights to the Chilean Miners’ story, who were rescued after being trapped for 69 days underground in a San Jose mine, were picked up by veteran Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy in 2011, who had a screenplay drafted by screenwriters by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera with plans to start production in Chile this Fall.

So far, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro (300) and Martin Sheen have also been cast in what is expected to be a large ensemble film with Santoro joining Banderas’ “Super Mario” Sepulveda underground as one of the miners and Sheen playing one of the miner’s fathers. Presumably Lopez will play one of the wives above ground rather than cross-dressing and playing a miner.

The film is being co-produced by Ed McGurn with Chilean entrepreneurs Carlos Eugenio LavĂ­n and Leopoldo Enriquez on board as executive producers.

Leave a Reply

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign up to receive breaking news
as well as receive other site updates

Enter your Email


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Log in

Copyright © 2008 - 2020 · StreetCorner Media , LLC· All Rights Reserved ·