Brad Pitt Wants to Make Chilean Miner Movie

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11.16.10 12 Comments

You probably don’t remember this story, but a couple weeks back, there were these Chilean miners, and they got trapped in a mine (the who went what now?).  The Copiapó Mine collapsed in August, the 33 miners were trapped for 69 days, and while they lost a bit of weight from the rationing, they actually had plenty of room to move around and everyone was fine.  Such a thrilling tale is practically screaming to be made into a movie, and word is, Brad Pitt wants to buy the rights.  Analysts are already calling it the crappy non-cannibalism version of Alive.

A lawyer for the miners told the daily El Mercurio that Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment* has made a multi-million dollar offer for the film, and that several rescued miners could be cast.

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.

Brad Pitt is going to South America offiering a multi-million dollar deal?  I guess you might say that he’s painting the CHILE VERDE. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I’m hungry.

Serious note: Forget the incredible true tale of a boring mine, just make this guy a star:

*You’d think not wanting to have your company associated with abortions/emergency contraception would outweigh the potential awesomeness of “Get it? Because my first name starts with B!” But who knows. I think Brad Pitt just smokes a lot of weed.

[via WarmingGlow]

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