de Pablo to Star in the Chilean Miner Drama “The 33”

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 CBSNCIS, has landed her first acting role since leaving the show.

Cote de Pablo

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.

Jennifer Lopez was originally signed on to star in The 33, but backed out of the film.

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.

2 thoughts on “de Pablo to Star in the Chilean Miner Drama “The 33”

  1. How wonderful for Cote. I fully believe that she is on her way to being a big star. That woman can sing like an Angel and dance and act. Anyone would be more than happy to have her in their movie. CONGRATULATIONS COTE

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