By Jack Rico
Here’s the first trailer from the almost forgotten story of Los 33, the survival of 33 Chilean miners north of the regional capital of Copiapó, in northern Chile in 2010. The movie which had Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lopez at some point attached to it, settled on a cast led by Antonio Banderas and co-starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, Kate del Castillo and Juan Pablo Raba.
This is a Hispanic film for all intents and purposes. It’s directed by one of the few existing female Latina directors in Mexican Patricia Riggen (Bajo La Misma Luna, Girl In Progress), the story is Chilean and it has a titular Latino cast. Yes, the film is spoken in English, but I believe that’s more to gain a wider platform for the film.
Los 33 will be only be released on August 6 in Chile, but there is no official U.S. release date as of yet. We’ll keep you posted.