Antonio Banderas leads ‘The 33’ in first trailer for Chilean miners drama

Antonio Banderas in The 33

The first trailer for the Chilean miners drama, The 33, dropped on Wednesday, which offered a first look at the film starring Antonio Banderas and directed by Patrick Riggen. The movie also stars Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne.

The 33 follows the 33 miners that were trapped in a mine in Chile in 2010 and seems to be a dramatized version of the struggles they went through.

It looks like this could be this year’s tearjerker melodrama, but maybe has a little more going for it based on the relatively impressive cast that has been assembled. Not to mention, the film looks like it could use the closed space of the mine in order to get some great performances out of actors such as Banderas, who haven’t really spread their wings with a good project lately (yes, we remember Spongebob, Antonio).

The 33 is set to open in theaters on November 13.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up. Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—“The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.


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