Jennifer Lopez to Star in Chilean Miner Drama ‘The 33’ With Antonio Banderas

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Singer, former reality TV judge, fashion designer, and mother Jennifer Lopez is adding a new project to her huge resume. The 43-year-old actress has officially signed on to star alongside Antonio Banderas in the buzz-worthy upcoming film The 33.

Based on the true story, the film will revolve around the captivating tale of 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. Lopez and Banderas join the previously announced actors Martin Sheen and Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro in The 33. Mike Medavoy — who gained the rights to this story soon after the miners’ rescue — will direct the A-list ensemble cast.

Details on Lopez’s character have not been released just yet, but we do know that Banderas is playing the role of Mario Sepulveda, the charismatic miner nicknamed “Super Mario.” Santori is portraying another trapped miner, while Sheen will portray the father of one of the laborers. This is Lopez’s first big screen role since her action thriller Parker that underwhelmed audiences earlier this year.

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