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Javier Bardem Starring in Film Based on Chilean Miner Rescue?

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October 13, 2010
Source: The Thaindian News

Javier Bardem

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?

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  • KING
    damn... hollywood loves to wasted NO time at all. i am glad to hear about the miners tho... 69 days is a whole lot down there
  • KING
    *waste
  • Zach Morris
    I bet he plays the miner who wife and mistress met at one of the vigils for the trapped miners. I can see a drama storyline there. I'll tell you what though, If I was that miner, I would ask to stay down there a few more days...
  • KING
    lol. yea, possibly. when i heard that. i was laughing. he doing it tho. kudos to him i guess. but i heard that only his mistress was there, not his wife. but also heard that him and his wife was seperated for like 2 years.
  • srdiaz
    wtf dude? goddamn hollywood, the last miner is being rescued in this exact moment, and hollywood is already thinking in make a movie about it? what the hell? well i'm from Chile, and it really bothers me the idea, specially the idea to put a spanish guy playing the roll as a chilean miner, what the hell dude? i mean, diferent countries, diferent continents, very diferent accents...
  • Matt
    And this is what the movie poster might look like.. thanks Hollywood... http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2882850&mpage=1&key=&NID=0#2882850
  • barry
    Some guys got trapped...awe, some guys got to bond.....awe, some guys got rescued YAY!!! LIFE AFFIRMING Now we'll be able to watch some guys get trapped, bond and then rescued......not absolutely certain but unless they decide to unleash some fictional brain eating cave dwelling mutants there ain't gonna be too many surprises......least surprising of all is that some Hollywood Exec was momentarily distracted from checking himself out in the mirror, overheard the word MINE on the evening news and did the usual and added 1 and 1 together and came up with GOLDMINE........And some drunken idiot listened to him. YAWN

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