Riggen To Helm Chilean Miner Film

Patricia Riggen (“Girl in Progress,” “Under the Same Moon”) is set to direct “The 33”, the English-language true story drama about the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for over two months reports Screen Daily.

The story recounts the events surrounding the mine’s collapse and the subsequent rescue efforts, both from the miners’ perspective and those of the families and rescuers above.

Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera penned the script while Mike Medavoy, Edward McGurn and Bernie Williams are producing. Shooting kicks off in January in Chile.