The story penned by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera (On the Road) will chronicle the 69-day ordeal as the 33 miners were trapped in the San Jose mine with little hope of rescue. The role of charismatic "Super Mario" Supelveda is being played by Banderas, with Santoro as another miner, and Sheen as a miner's father. It's unclear what part Lopez will take on but she could easily be a miner's wife, or perhaps a news reporter on the scene. This will have to be a pretty large ensemble so there likely won't be a specific lead actor. Banderas will probably come the closest.
Filming on The 33 begins this fall.