Liana Liberato Joins ‘The Best Of Me’; Chilean Miner Pic ‘The 33′ Adds Bob Gunton

By | Tuesday January 28, 2014 @ 4:14pm PST

Liana LiberatoEXCLUSIVE: Liana Liberato (Stuck in Love, Trust) has been cast in Relativity’s The Best Of Me, the Nicholas Sparks romance that James Marsden joined earlier this month replacing the late Paul WalkerRead More »

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Gabriel Byrne Joins Mining Disaster Pic ‘The 33′

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 6:39pm PST
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gabbyrneEXCLUSIVE: Gabriel Byrne has signed on to star as Andre Sougarret in The 33, alongside Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro and an award-winning international ensemble cast. Sougarret was the engineering genius who masterminded the miraculous rescue of the … Read More »

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Cote De Pablo Joins Chilean Miner Movie ‘The 33′ In First Post-’NCIS’ Gig

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 11:04am PST

Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Presents The 22nd Annual Hall Of Fame Induction GalaEXCLUSIVE: In what will be her first acting role since leaving network TV’s most-watched series NCIS, Cote De Pablo has been cast in The 33, the feature film based on the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners after being trapped 69 days in the Copiapo gold and copper mine more than half an mile below the earth’s surface. Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Rodrigo Santoro are among those already aboard the ensemble cast of the pic, which is now in production in Chile and Colombia with Patricia Riggen directing. The script is from Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Thomas.

Chilean_Miners_RescueDe Pablo, who was born in Chile and whose mother still lives there, will play a wife of one of the trapped miners, who became international stars following their dramatic rescue that played out live worldwide. Her scenes will be shot in Chile’s Atacama Desert near where the actual event, and the subsequent rescue efforts took place. She is repped by Paradigm and Management 360. Read More »

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Juliette Binoche, James Brolin Round Out Cast Of Chilean Miners Movie ‘The 33′

By | Friday December 6, 2013 @ 2:05pm PST

Paris - PremiereEXCLUSIVE: Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, and Oscar Nunez have joined Antonio Banderas in the Chilean miners movie The 33, which is based on the true events of the collapsed Copiapo copper mine and the 33 miners who remained trapped more than 2,000 feet underground. The 2010 news story captured worldwide media attention. Rounding out the cast are Kate Del Castillo (Weeds) Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Tenoch Huerta, Jacob Vargas, Marco Trevino and Alejandro Goic. Binoche replaces Jennifer Lopez in the strong female role, after Lopez dropped out in September due to scheduling conflicts after rejoining Fox’s American Idol.

Mike Medavoy secured the miners’ exclusive life rights last year and developed the project in collaboration with the men, their rescuers and their families. He will produce along with Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna, Girl  In Progress) will direct. Carlos Eugenio Lavin and Leopoldo Enriquez are exec producing. The film is being shot on location in Bogata and surrounding areas with 50% of the production to be shot in Chile. It’s interesting to note that visual effects will be overseen by Ben Grossman, who won an Oscar for Hugo. Read More »

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Craig Borten Enters ‘The 33′ Mining Disaster; Jennifer Lopez Exits

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 12:33pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Borten has signed to rewrite/polish The 33, the survival struggle of 33 miners trapped far below the earth after a cave-in in Copiapo, Chile, in 2010. It is Borten’s first job since writing with Melissa Wallack on Dallas Buyers Club, the fact-based drama that generated strong Oscar buzz at the Toronto Film Festival.

In another development on the film, Jennifer Lopez has just dropped out of The 33, because of a scheduling problem that cropped up when she committed to a return to American Idol. The 33 will be directed by La Misma Luna’s Patricia Riggen, with Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen committed to star in the rescue tale that is being produced by Mike Medavoy, Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. Carlos Eugenio Lavin and Leopoldo Enriquez will be exec producers. Read More »

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