Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Antonio Banderas, 1 of THE 33
We all watched a miracle on live TV. Antonio Banderas stars in THE 33, a new movie based on a real life news story that gripped the attention of people all over the world. 33 men were trapped far underground in a mine in Chile. Those miners were down there for 69 days and, one by one, they were rescued. I watched that miraculous rescue live on CNN. Riveted, I could not leave my television and, I admit, the happy ending to this life-threatening disaster news story put tears in my eyes back in 2010 when it happened.
Antonio Banderas plays a real-life character whom he could meet for inspiration before shooting the film. Mario was tempted by all sorts of big money offers to tell his story. That caused conflict that we see erupt underground in the movie. For We Got This Covered, I asked Banderas about meeting Mario. I also asked him about the experience of working with Patricia Riggen -- not the first female director who has guided him through a film.
The 33 opens Friday, November 13th. You can get more entertainment news on WeGotThisCovered.com. By the way...the food fantasy scene with the 33 hungry miners was a sheer delight in this drama. Bravo to the writers and director for that inspired break from the story's tension.