Cote de Pablo’s next project is bringing her home…
The 34-year-old Chilean actress, who shocked fans last summer when she announced she was leaving her popular role on CBS’ NCIS, has landed her first acting role since leaving the show.
de Pablo has been cast in The 33, a feature film based on the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped 69 days in the Copiapo gold and copper mine more than half an mile below the earth’s surface.
Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Rodrigo Santoro are among those already signed on to star in the film, which is now in production in Chile and Colombia with Patricia Riggen directing a script by Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Thomas.
de Pablo, who was born in Chile and whose mother still lives there, will play a wife of one of the trapped miners, who became international stars following their dramatic rescue that played out live worldwide.
Her scenes will be shot in Chile’s Atacama Desert near where the actual event, and the subsequent rescue efforts took place.