Medavoy Producing Chilean Miners Tale

Producer Mike Medavoy and Oscar nominated screenwriter Jose Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) are teaming on a film adaptation of the story of the 33 Chilean Miners trapped underground in the San Jose Mine last year.

The film will follow the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the subsequent rescue efforts, which culminated in the emotional retrieval of all 33 miners after 69 days trapped half a mile beneath the surface.

Medavoy and Edward McGurn will produce and production aims to kick off next year.