Javier Bardem Starring in Film Based on Chilean Miner Rescue?
As the news media has all their attention focused on the current rescue efforts to free the 33 trapped Chilean miners in the desert of Atacama, it looks like a movie deal may already be in the works. According to a report from The Thaindian News development has already started on a film surrounding the recent disaster which found 33 mine workers trapped underground for 69 days with no way out. In addition, apparently Spanish actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) will play a pivotal role in the film as well. The news seems a little fast, even by Hollywood standards, but considering the drama surrounding the rescue, it's not a bad idea.
Apparently the script (I seriously doubt it's been written yet) will be written based on the firsthand account from all the trapped miners. Several of the miners already have a couple of interesting offers to celebrate their release, and surely each of them would enjoy a handsome paycheck for this small, but grueling part of their life to be adapted for the big screen. I'm not sure how much of a story will be left to tell since all the major news outlets will surely have several features on the miners for weeks to come. But there is this interesting story about one of the miners dreading his rescue since his wife found out about an affair he'd been having, so that would be an interesting subplot. For now we'll consider this a rumor, but we'll let you know if anything comes out of this news. In the meantime, we hope all of the miners continue to make it safely to the surface after this terrible incident. Anyone interested?