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Los Angeles, May 22 (Ians/Efe) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas will star in "The 33", a film based on the story of survival of the miners buried for more than two months in a mine in northern Chile, Variety reported.
Banderas will portray Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner who earned the nickname "Super Mario".
- Lohit Reddy
Barry Levinson has come on board to direct an untitled love story, set in Shanghai and Leningrad, with Shanghai Film Group financing and Mike Medavoy, Rafaella De Laurentiis and Edward McGurn producing.
Production will start in February in Shanghai with Shanghai Film Group fully financing the project, with a budget in the $40 million to $45 million range.
“I am thrilled to be working on another project with Barry,” he said. “This film is connected to my roots, and I can’t think of anyone I would trust more with it.”
- Dave McNary
New York, May 21: Antonio Banderas will star in 'The 33' as 'Super Mario' Sepulveda, who was the second miner to be rescued and the survivors' spokesperson following their 69 days trap in 2010.
The movie's producer Mike Medavoy made the announcement on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival, the New York Daily News reported.
- Shiva Prakash
The 33, the upcoming film about the Chilean mining accident that left 33 men trapped underground for 69 days, has promised to assemble an ensemble cast, and thus far it has done a pretty solid job doing so. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro have all been announced as being part of the new movie, and today Variety has learned that yet another star has been added to the project's ranks. Antonio Banderas, who will soon be seen in Pedro Almodóvar's comedy I'm So Excited, has landed a part in The 33 playing Mario Sepulveda, one of the trapped miners who earned the nickname .Super Mario.. According to the trade, the film will be based on the true events, which occurred in 2010, and tell the story of both the miners stuck a half mile beneath the Earth and "the international effort to rescue them." Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera penned the screenplay »
Santiago, Chile — Antonio Banderas will star in a movie as one of the 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for more than two months in 2010, and the charismatic survivor he's playing couldn't be happier.
The film will dramatize the cave-in at a mine in Chile's Atacama desert and the globally televised rescue of the miners that mesmerized millions worldwide.
Sepulveda told the Associated Press on Monday that he's thrilled because he's a fan of the Spanish actor and that he hopes the movie will remind people how life is the most valuable gift.
"I'm very excited and full of anxiety. All of my mates are looking forward to this big production," Sepulveda said. "Banderas is very charismatic. I like »
What is Casting Couch? It’s a daily info dump of casting news. Today we’ve got reports of new jobs for Internet favorites like Simon Pegg and Peter Dinklage, as well as a bunch of pictures of actors holding animals, because why not? Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, Inherent Vice, is said to have somewhere around 20 important speaking roles, so it’s starting to look like it may call for the most star-studded cast he’s ever put together; or at least the most star-studded since he last did an ensemble piece like Magnolia. Anyway, Cigarettes and Red Vines is reporting that the next big name likely to join the film is Sean Penn, as he’s currently in negotiations, and if the PTA-centric blog had to take a guess as to what role he’s up for, they imagine he’s going to be playing hard-nosed loan shark Adrian Prussia. They »
- Nathan Adams
Antonio Banderas will star in The 33, a joint Chilean-American effort, led by Mexican director Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna). The Zorro performer is set to portray the role of Mario Sepulveda, a charismatic miner known as ‘Super Mario’ who de facto host of the miners’ video journals from underground. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro (300) are also set to star in The 33, the story of the 2010 Copiapó mining accident written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera that will be brought to the big screen for the first time. Santoro will star as the group’s second-in-command, Florencio Ávalos who was selected as the »
- Nick Martin
Antonio Banderas is set to star in The 33, which is a film based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped for 69 days in 2010 before being rescued. According to the report, Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda in the film, who is described as "the charismatic miner known as Super Mario."
The film will "recount the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the subsequent rescue efforts, both from the miners’ perspective and those of the families and rescuers above, culminating in the emotional retrieval of all 33 miners." The script was written in collaboration with the miners themselves. The movie will also cover "the never-before told story of their first 17 days underground, before contact was made, details »
- Joey Paur
It's been nearly three years since the headline-making Chilean miner accident captivated millions around the world as an international effort was made to save 33 miners who became trapped in a copper and gold mine, half a mile beneath the surface, for 69 dyas. More than a billion people tuned in to the 24-hour coverage of the rescue effort, and it was only a matter of time before a film chronicled the disaster. Shortly after the rescue, Javier Bardem was said to be involved with a film about the event, but now Variety has word Antonio Banderas will lead The 33 as Mario Sepulveda, who came to be known as “Super Mario.” Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro (300, The Last Stand) are also part of the film from writers Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera and director Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) will be at the helm. Producer Mike Medavoy (who worked with »
- Ethan Anderton
Spaniard will play Mario Sepúlveda, public face of the 33 men involved in 2010 mining accident, in Patricia Riggen's new film
Antonio Banderas will play Mario Sepúlveda, who became the public face of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days three years ago, according to Deadline.
The 33, the latest film to document the miners' story, will be the official version of the tale. It has been put together with the exclusive co-operation of the men involved in the incident.
Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro will also star in the film, which will be directed by Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna) from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne and José Rivera. She expects to shoot in the autumn, once the film has secured investment at this year's Cannes film festival.
The rescue of the miners, who became trapped more than half a mile underground, was carried out by a Chile-led international taskforce »
- Ben Child
The miners spent 69 days trapped underground, while workers on the surface worked around-the-clock the rescue them. Antonio Banderas will be portraying Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner also known as Super Mario. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro are also attached to star.
Production is scheduled to begin in the fall in Chile. »
Remember that really uplifting story back in 2010 about the Chilean miners? The 33 miners in Chile who were trapped for sixty-nine days underground but all managed to survive? To not make it into a movie would be a crime, and today, Variety is reporting that Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen, and Rodrigo Santoro (300) are set to star in The 33. Directed by Patricia Riggen (La Misma Luna) and written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera, the movie will dramatize the already dramatic events of the miners' struggle for survival and the international rescue effort. Santoro will be playing Florencio, the first miner to surface in the rescue. Banderas will play the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner known as "Super Mario." I'm not sure how he earned this name, but presumably he got it from his ability to collect coins and devour giant mushrooms. Last year, producer Mike Medavoy (Apocalypse Now »
- Matt Goldberg
The August 2010 Copiapó, Chile mining accident that left 33 miners trapped undergound for 69 days was huge around-the-clock news and it was only time before a movie was made about the incident with the rights sold to producer Mike Medavoy. It was Medavoy who announced at Cannes that actor Antonio Banderas will star in the movie The 33 playing the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner known as .Super Mario.. La Misma Luna director Patricia Riggen was attached to direct last September with Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro already on board as part of the cast and production is set to begin in Chile this fall with Ed McGurn producing. The screenplay, written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera, was developed in collaboration with the miners, their rescuers and families, »
The August 2010 Copiapó, Chile mining accident that left 33 miners trapped undergound for 69 hours was huge around-the-clock news and it was only time before a movie was made about the incident with the rights sold to producer Mike Medavoy. It was Medavoy who announced at Cannes that actor Antonio Banderas will star in the movie The 33 playing the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner known as .Super Mario.. La Misma Luna director Patricia Riggen was attached to direct last September with Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro already on board as part of the cast and production is set to begin in Chile this fall with Ed McGurn producing. The screenplay, written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera, was developed in collaboration with the miners, their rescuers and families, »
Producer Mike Medavoy made the announcement Sunday at Cannes, where Good Universe is handling international sales. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall in Chile with Ed McGurn also producing.
The screenplay has been written by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera. Story dramatizes the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the international effort to rescue them, which culminated in the emotional retrieval of all 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface. The rescue was watched by more 1 billion viewers worldwide.
Banderas will play the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner known as “Super Mario.”
Medavoy secured the »
- Dave McNary
Rio took almost half a billion dollars for Blue Sky Studios back in 2011, and launched their first franchise outside of the Ice Age series. Needless to say, things are looking excellent for their sequel next year, Rio 2.
Currently slated for release in April 2014, the animated comedy-musical will see the original leading cast reprising their roles for the follow-up, alongside a host of brilliant new voices. And whilst we still might be ways out from its theatrical release date, we all know how fast time flies (bird-related pun only partially intended). And thus we arrive at this great first Rio 2 teaser trailer!
Blu, Jewel, and their three kids live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he »
- Kenji Lloyd
Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) leave their family life behind for a new Amazon adventure in the domestic trailer for Rio 2, following the international trailer that debuted yesterday. Carlos Saldanha directs this animated sequel that features Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth joining the ensemble voice cast. Watch as these birds of a feather flock together in this upcoming comedy, in theaters April 11, 2014.
Rio 2 - Trailer
The entire cast of the animated smash Rio returns in Rio 2, and they are joined by a new flock of top actors and musical talents. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, Rio 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters who are born to be wild, voiced by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, »
It's time to shake your tail feathers again. After Blue Sky's musical animated film Rio became a surprise hit, the blue macaws voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, along with a colorful supporting cast voiced by the likes of will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx and more, are back for Rio 2. The film doesn't arrive until next spring, but a teaser trailer has arrived that will have kids dancing in the theaters and tapping their feet. It's a cute little trailer, but as someone who wasn't impressed by the first film, this one has some work to do to get me excited. Watch it! Here's the teaser trailer for Blue Sky's Rio 2 from the film's YouTube channel: Rio 2 finds Jewel (Anne Hathaway), Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and their three kids leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. »
- Ethan Anderton
If you love brightly coloured, obnoxious, dancing birds, then the first teaser trailer for Blue Sky’s Rio 2 is sure to get you all excited. The teaser doesn’t give us much…because it’s a teaser, and all it really shows are some of the characters coming together and dancing. It’s a Brazilian teaser, so don’t expect to hear any familiar voices, but fret not as almost the entire English language cast will be returning to their roles.
The plot will see Blu and Jewel raising their three kids, but when Jewel decides that her kids need to experience the wild, Blu feels as though he doesn’t quite fit in and may lose his family. I’m not a fan of the first film as I just found it to be loud and irritating. However, this plot has the potential to be quite engaging. I »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It's only appropriate the first trailer for Rio 2 arrive courtesy of Brazil as Blue Sky and Fox once again return to the life of Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his now-companion Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) in Rio de Janiero. The teaser is really nothing more than an announcement for the film, which won't hit theaters until April 11, 2014, but it does let you know Blu and Jewel have now had kids of their own and a common villain will make an appearance. As for the story, once Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family leave their domesticated lives and venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Essentially, they've found a way to replicate the events of the first film, »
- Brad Brevet
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