We reported in May that Antonio Banderas will play the miner Mario Sepulveda, a.k.a. Super Mario, with Martin Sheen playing Mario's father and Rodrigo Santoro playing another one of the 33 miners, who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. No details were given regarding Jennifer Lopez's role.
Patricia Riggen is directing from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera, with Mike Medavoy and Edward McGurn producing. Production is scheduled to begin this fall in Chile.
Jennifer Lopez most recently starred in this year's action-thriller Parker, alongside Jason Statham.