Brad Pitt wants to make the Chilean miners movie
November 16th, 2010
06:26 PM ET

Brad Pitt wants to make the Chilean miners movie

Much like the rest of the world, Brad Pitt was touched by the story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months before being rescued. Now, the 46-year-old actor is in talks to tell their tale on the big screen. reports that Pitt's production company Plan B – which he founded with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston – "has expressed potential interest in the story," according to company rep Jon Liebman, CEO of Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

"Like so many people worldwide, Plan B has been incredibly moved by the story of the Chilean miners and their families."

Though a lawyer for the miners told the Santiago, Chile, newspaper El Mercurio that Plan B offered millions for the men's story, Liebman shoots down those claims. "There have not yet been serious discussions," he tells People.

This wouldn't be the first time Pitt's Plan B has turned a true-life drama into a moving movie. In 2007, the company released "A Mighty Heart," which starred Angelina Jolie as journalist Mariane Pearl, whose husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and slain by terrorists in Pakistan.

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  1. Vania

    I love you the Pepperdine girl. Don't cheat, cause I'm your real girl.

    Love, Vania

    November 18, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hoff


    November 17, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. yawn

    Brad wants to make a movie about 33 fools who got stuck inside a hole...major entertainment. Try again, Brad, this story is way past its expiration date

    November 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. angelina

    How did u know about johnny and i

    November 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kirkola

    He should focus on Spygame2. We all know how Chilean story ends.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sunless

    better try that!!! http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    November 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Whatever

    Brad Pitt could sit on it.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jen

    call it Ocean's 33...

    November 17, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jas

    Everyone that's comparing "9/11" to the Miners need to stop. There is no comparsion. First 9/11 was an attack on our country. What the Miners experienced probably was tramatic, but it was an accident and they were able to stick together to save themselves. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't they still being provided food and water? Unlike in "Alive" where the men on to resort to eating the remains of one of their deceased own to survive. What makes them heroes?

    November 17, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. stranger steve

    And keanu reeves

    November 17, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. stranger steve

    Rob schneider and George clooney should star in it.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. YouRWrong1

    Angelina has had such a horrible effect on Brad. His best work was all done before he even knew her. He needs to stop with all the humanity crap and start making films people actually want to see again.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bone crusha

    I want spike jones to direct it!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Maredith

    Saying let it go doesn't mean what happened to there men wasn't important or that anyone should forget. It just means stop bringing it up over and over especially if we plan on using their story in some crappy movie starring a bunch of white guys in an attempt to make money off of what happened. I think that would belittle what happened if anything. At the very least, too soon.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • YouRWrong1

      Who cares what happened? A mine collapsed and chile was unable to provide an adequate rescue attempt so the rest of the world got involved. If anything we need to make a movie about substandard working conditions in Chile.

      November 17, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      @youRwrong1. That is exactly what you are...wrong.

      November 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. barry r.

    Not interested in seeing that

    November 17, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  16. riproar

    Why are they heros??? All they did was try to survive which is a natural instinct that any human or animal has. If a gazelle outruns a lion is he a hero. If the lion catches the gazelle is he a villian. All either of them are doing is trying to survive. We just want to glamorize these people for our own selfish entertainment.

    November 17, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  17. monaraad

    A movie should be made for these heroes who were burried underground for more than 60 days

    November 17, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. alabama wirly

    I think? The cast should all be WHITE!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • agree

      Maybe get Dolph Lungren to play one of the leads and make it an action movie where he and Bruce Willis have to crawl up the hole before the terrorist bomb goes off. That would be awesome!!!!!!!

      November 17, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*vivian

      Im black, and I say if you include a white person in it, then I should be in it too, even if they use me as the coal or maybe the mistress that showed up. Lol!

      November 17, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • chris

      It'd be boring if they were "white". Hispanics can be white(but w/more beautiful features) or mestizo, you do know that, don't you?

      November 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sarah

    Let it go!! how insensitive r u. if u were stuck down there and didnt know if u would die underground and possible never see ur loved ones again, wonder how fast u could let it go. what an idiot!!!!

    November 17, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ebony

    I think it's a great idea!!

    November 17, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  21. Bone crusha

    Handy Manny should be the star!!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bone crusha

    I hope it's in 3D!!

    November 17, 2010 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  23. Ef

    Benicio del toro should play one of the minors

    November 17, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  24. GaryB

    "Let it go" doesn't mean "forget it ever happened". It means, stop exploiting an event for profit, an event that has already been over-Hollywoodized to the extreme in it's coverage for a purely political agenda. Unless the majority of profits this film will make end up in a charitable organization, it's creation will serve little higher purpose than to increase Plan B's balance sheets.

    November 17, 2010 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  25. jenn Anis.

    I bet they'll call the movie 33!

    November 17, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  26. rockon

    PHHHHHFFFFFFFffffffttt. Ive got gas

    November 17, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  27. D

    J McKenzie needs to tell that to the miners and their families see if they will let that go.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  28. erica

    I think those who are sayin let it go, get over it needs to keep their mouth shut everyone is still talkin about 911 right? I think makin a movie would be a great idea then we could see what they really went throu and how miners risk their lives everytime they go to work!

    November 17, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  29. Odalice feliz

    why shouldn't him? his a genius in all he does.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  30. Avon Barksdale

    Here's a list of actors who should be in this movie or at least considered: Edward James Olmos, Andy Garcia and Lou Diamond Phillips.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  31. Chris

    .hguoht ,efiw sih tnaw llits I .rotca taerg a si ttiP darB.

    November 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. dani

    I think that's a great idea! I love movies based on true stories, and something that not centered around white America. Get unknown people in there and it can have the potential of being a very good movie like the italian movie 'La Vida Breve' in english 'Life is beautiful'. That was such a great movie about an italian jew in Germany WW2

    November 16, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  33. maria mex

    Latino all the way we are the best

    November 16, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. ma

    Brad i think angie is cheating on you with johnny dep

    November 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ebony

      Hahahaha!!! That was hilarious, although I think Johnny can do better than that.

      November 17, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  35. Talar

    Brad Pit can star as the cheating miner and Angelina Jolie can star as the cheater's mistress, Aniston the betrayed wife.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ma

    Cant wait

    November 16, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Twofor

    Brad pitt will be the miner who emerges to be greeted by both Angelina and Jennifer Aniston.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  38. samiam

    To say "let it go" about the chilean miners is like saying "let it go" about 9/11, WW1, WW2,etc. Not saying it was as important, but what happened certainly brought to light the poor security that miners in many countrys have to deal with. Making a movie about something like this is all about bringing to the forefront great courage in the face of the most adverse of conditions.I hope the movie raises awareness on what needs to be done about preventing more disastors such as this one (nobody talked about the other miners that died recently in similar accidents) "lest we forget"

    November 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Bone crusha

    Listen brad when people say "box of rocks" to you they don't mean make a movie about the miners buddy.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Steve R

    Go for it Brad lots of emotion. I can't imagine what it would be like to think your life is over and you will never see your family again. Makes me think of the men trapped in the Arizona at Pearl Harbor what goes thru a persons mind.

    November 16, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  41. martin leal jr

    Do it brad let the world knw that latinos are strong..... In fact I'm a latino ill play a role of one of the chilean miners just go for it and make it happen

    November 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  42. me

    Who cares, isnt taking care of his "wife" is rough enough, now he wants to go to Chile ad maybe get another "wife" you stupid sh no brains Pitt, why dint you stick with Jen ?

    November 16, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Tim Holbrook

    People are so disrespectful its not even funny pln b go for it. This will be a great movie. go Pitt please don't listen to these ignorant comments there just jealous.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. yoly

    I agree about getting latinos to play in the movie. It would be a joke not to. This is real life folks. The fact that none of them cracked is amazing.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. dj

    Love to see you sit underground for two months and say "OMG let it go its over."

    November 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ebony

      Thank you!!!! Some of these idiots saying "let it go" would probably cry like a girl if they were stuck on an elevator for a few hrs let alone a mine for 2 months.

      November 17, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  46. meliy5844

    If he want to make a movie of a really life story let him. i am tried of movies that are all about books and that world going to end. if it happens it happens we dont need to think about it.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  47. JL McKenzie's over!!! Let it go!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  48. J McKenzie

    OMG...let it go!!! It's over!!!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  49. J McKenzie

    OMG...let it go! Its over!!!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ebony

      Let it's over? You'd probably cry like a little girl if you were stuck on an elevator for a few hrs let alone a mine for 2 months.

      November 17, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  50. alumette

    I don't think a mighty heart was a hit. Did they get their money back? people have had a nice dose of these guys and now are ready to move on. The guy that took over the task of the NYC marathon left a cold trail. I think the minors moment of glory is over. A movie would likely leave us cold.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  51. TJ

    Wasn't it "Plan B" that the pros used to get the miners out when Plan A failed. Hey Brad, if you are going to make this movie and it should be made, can you please get latino actors to play the roles. As much as I loved the movie "Alive", there were no latino men in that film. And get unknown actors to give it a believable affect.

    November 16, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • riproar

      Why are they heros??? All they did was try to survive which is a natural instinct that any human or animal has. If a gazelle outruns a lion is he a hero. If the lion catches the gazelle is he a villian. All either of them are doing is trying to survive. We just want to glamorize these people for our own selfish entertainment.

      November 17, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |

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