Between the 33 men trapped half a mile underground, the presence of the Chilean president, and bickering between one man’s wife AND mistress, the recent San Jose mine rescue is dying for the Hollywood touch!
After spending 69 days trapped in a mine and now finally being reunited with their families, the 33 Chilean miners who have now almost all been rescued can look forward to one more inevitable development — a film based on their story! There is the colorful Sepulveda Espina, aka Super Mario, who came bearing souvenirs for those on the surface — rocks from the mine! Then there is the Chilean president and, perhaps most interesting, the wife and mistress of miner Yonni Barrios. Awkward!
For the devoted wife no one would be better, or more adept at changing their appearance than the iconic Meryl Streep. And who better than firey Salma Hayek as the woman trying to steal her man Yonni, played by Antonio Banderas.
Javier Bardem has the perfect pedigree to play Chilean president Sebastián Piñera and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson could be hysterical as Sepulveda.
The benevolent foreman Luis Urzua who organized everyone, and will be the last to leave the mine, is the perfect role for Harrison Ford.
Finally, in the role of youngest miner Jimmy Sanchez we would love to see our favorite Twilight werewolf, Taylor Lautner.
As for directors, our sister site Movieline offers some pretty great options in Danny Boyle, Ron Howard, Kathryn Bigelow, and action film legend Michael Bay.