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Antonio Banderas Takes on Chilean Miner Role in 'The 33'

May 20, 2013 (8:48 am) GMT
Banderas will act alongside Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro in the film, inspired by true story of 33 Chilean miners trapped for 69 days in 2010.
Antonio Banderas

has landed a leading role in "", an upcoming film from director Patricia Riggen which is based on a true story of a mining accident in Chile in 2010. Variety learns that the Zorro depicter is set to portray the role of Mario Sepulveda, a charismatic miner known as "Super Mario".

The feature will dramatize the events of the 33 miners' struggle for survival after having been trapped underground for 69 days and the international effort to rescue them. The emotional rescue drew over 1 billion viewers worldwide. and join Banderas in supporting roles.

Making the announcement at Cannes on Sunday, May 19, Mike Medavoy serves as co-producer alongside Ed McGurn for the film, which is set to start filming this fall in Chile. Medavoy previously produced Martin Scorsese's "" and Darren Aronofsky's critically-acclaimed "".

Banderas is included in the star-studded cast ensemble of Terrence Mallick's film "", which has recently unveiled its first photo featuring and .

The Spanish actor will voice Sir Clorex in "" and jump into action in "", a film from director Robert Rodriguez which marks 's big-screen debut.

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