Pitt's production company wants the story — and may cast some of the miners to get it
Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment is in talks to buy film rights for the story of the trapped Chilean miners, who themselves may be negotiating roles for themselves, a local news outlet in Santiago reported on Sunday.
A lawyer for the miners told the daily El Mercurio that Pitt’s company has made a multi-million dollar offer for the film, and that several rescued miners could be cast.
The 33 miners were rescued last month after surviving two months trapped deep underground.
Reinoso told the paper that his clients have been flooded with proposals – averaging about 10 per day. But the miners want to create a holding company to equally distribute proceeds from their story before signing the deal with Plan B, which has several producing credits, including “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Kick Ass” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
Intermediaries for Pitt's company have already made two trips to Chile, and were expected there this weekend for a third, the report said.