Pitt Eyes Miners’ Film Rights

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November 15, 2010 | 4:35am EST

Brad Pitt is hoping to transform the story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners into a big-screen epic – staff at his production company are in talks to land the film rights of the men’s amazing survival.
After two months trapped underground following the collapse of a tunnel, all the miners emerged relatively unscathed following a dramatic 24 hour televised rescue last month. Only one man had lung problems despite the miners being locked away in a dusty vault for so long.

And after the event hit headlines across the globe, Pitt is eager to get his hands on the film rights, and officials at his Plan B Entertainment Company are in negotiations with representatives for the miners to get the go-ahead for the movie project, according to the Associated Press.

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