Annual Top Films Lists
Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #161. Patricia Riggen’s The 33
Director: Patricia Riggen
Writers: Mikko Alanne, Michael John Bell, Craig Borten, Jose Rivera
Producers: Robert Katz, Edward McGurn, Mike Medavoy
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Rodrigo Santoro, Antonio Banderas, Cote de Pablo, James Brolin, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Naomi Scott, Bob Gunton, Kate del Castillo
The gamble with depicting true-event miraculous survival stories is that it either becomes an ensemble, survival film (here we’re thinking a la Frank Marshall’s Alive replacing snow with cramped spaces or it abides to bold visceral and atmospheric choices a la 127 Hours. Coming off a major flop with Girl in Progress, Patricia Riggen is likely not stuck with a Hollywoodize the Chilean event mandate, and if Juliette Binoche onboard with a breathing a sign of relief.
Gist: Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
Release Date: Currently filming this should be ready for the fall film festival calender.
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