With the likes of American Idol and motherhood to deal with, Jennifer Lopez hasn’t been making that many movies recently (and some would say that’s a good thing. However she’s now signed on to star in the Chilean miner drama The 33, alongside Antonio Banderas, Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro, according to THR.
Last month it was revealed that Antonio Banderas will play the miner Mario Sepulveda, a.k.a. Super Mario, with Martin Sheen playing Mario’s father and Rodrigo Santoro playing another one of the 33 miners, who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. No details were given regarding Jennifer Lopez’s role, although we’re presuming she’ll play someone waiting for news on the surface (all those underground were men).
Patricia Riggen is directing from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera. Production is scheduled to begin this fall in Chile.