Black Swan and Shutter Island producer Mike Medavoy is set to return to his hometown of Santiago to film the personal stories and events of the trapped Chilean miners.
One of the most heartwarming stories of 2010 was the drama of the Copiapó mining accident in which 33 Chilean miners — ranging in age from 19 to 63 — were trapped 2,300 feet underground for 69 days. Thanks to NASA technology, all 33 men were saved — and now, their miraculous story is going to be made into a movie!
When I see a hard hat, all I can think of are the Chilean miners — that is, until little Shiloh turned up wearing one!
Some of you may think this is a stretch, but when I saw this photo of Shiloh Jolie Pitt in Budapest it looked eerily similar to the photos of the Chilean Miners emerging from the ground sporting their blue helmets and big grins. While both Shiloh and the miners have stumbled into the spotlight and really rally public interest, they have way more in common than one would think! Even Shiloh’s rugged style is comprable to the jumpsuits the miners were seen sporting — and both the miners and Brad’s little girl seem to love the great outdoors!
The 33 workers trapped over 2,000 feet underground for 69 days took a ‘pact of silence’ to never tell some of their most horrifying stories!
Finally freed from their almost grave roughly half-a-mile underground, stories are slowly beginning to emerge of the unbelievable and horrific conditions the 33 trapped miners in Chile’s San Jose mine were forced to endure. “Super” Mario Sepulveda spoke with the Daily Mail discussing the miners diet of two sips of water and a spoonful of tuna on half a cracker, which they began eating every other day before the first drill reached them on Aug. 22 — 17 days after they were first trapped!
There’s nothing like being stuck underground for two months to inspire drastic weight loss…this could be the best diet plan ever!
When the Chilean miners got stuck more than half a mile underground, the last thing they were probably concerned about was their waist line — but when their escape plan was devised and they had to fit into a miniature capsule to be freed from the depth of the earth, their weight suddenly became critical. With the help of NASA, the men were put on a strict diet to ensure their waists weren’t bigger than 35.4 inches, and many of them even lost 20+ pounds. Talk about a successful weight loss program!
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Celebs show their joy over the rescue of the 33 men who have been trapped half a mile underground since August!
After over two months underground, the 33 Chilean miners trapped roughly 2,257 feet below the surface following a mine collapse are finally being brought to the surface — much to the excitement of many celebs! Kim Kardashian, always one to share her feelings on Twitter, wrote, “Wow seriously in tears watching this Chilean miners getting released on CNN! What a tough struggle they made it through!!!” Her fellow E! employee Ryan Seacrest also seemed overjoyed, writing, “If ur just waking up, 12 miners have been rescued in Chile, 21 to go. AMAZING work from all involved!”