Jennifer Lopez has signed on to the cast of the drama The 33, the true story of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for a startling 69 days before being rescued in 2010.
Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro have already signed onto the project. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Banderas will be playing “Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner nicknamed ‘Super Mario'” with Santoro playing another miner and Sheen playing the father of a miner. Production is set to start later in the fall in Chile.
There is no word as to whom Lopez is playing, but I seem to recall during the rescue of the miners that one had both his wife and mistress waiting for him to come back to the surface. I am not sure how that eventually worked for him, but I would suspect that is an interesting aspect of the drama screenwriters Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera and director Patricia Riggen might want to explore.