Brad Pitt, un film sui mineros cileni: “Los 33”

lunedì, 15 Novembre, 2010

Brad Pitt vuole fare un film sui minatori cileni. La notizia sul Pais e sul Guardian del 15.11.2010:

Brad Pitt quiere producir una película sobre los 33 mineros de Chile. El actor hará una oferta por los derechos para rodar la odisea de los trabajadores atrapados en una mina y su rescate tras 69 días. Actualmente, Antena 3 coproduce una película sobre el tema.

Brad Pitt‘s production company is hoping to win screen rights to the story of the 33 Chilean miners rescued from a collapsed mine shaft last month after 69 days underground, according to local media.

Pitt’s Plan B firm, which has helped bring movies such as Kick-Ass and Eat, Pray, Love to the big screen, has made a multimillion-dollar offer, according to the Chilean daily newspaper el Mercurio, which quoted a lawyer for the men, Edgardo Reinoso. The aim is to produce a movie which recreates the miners’ desperate period beneath the earth, as well as their dramatic rescue.

According to Reinoso, several of the rescued men might even be handed roles in the film. He is also quoted as saying that the miners are trying to set up a holding company to ensure that all proceeds from the sale of their story are distributed evenly among them.

Reinoso told el Mercurio that he had been flooded with offers since the miners were rescued on 13 October after being trapped for a record 69 days in a collapsed mine. There have already been reports of a rival movie being pushed into production by a team which began working on it just days after the story of the miners’ plight spread across the world.

The 33 of San Jose, from director Antonio Recio, was reported to be attracting interest from distributors in the UK and elsewhere by the Hollywood Reporter last week. The film has been shot in a mine shaft close to the real one in Chile where the original accident took place, and features a cast of 32 Chilean actors and one Bolivian star, identically reflecting the national makeup of the trapped miners.

Its ending will use news footage of the miners’ return to the surface. A trailer, remarkably, is already in existence, promising: “You’ve seen the outside, now take a glimpse of what it was like inside.”

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