Patricia Riggen

Patricia Riggen to Direct Chilean Miners Movie ‘The 33’

Patricia Riggen to Direct Chilean Miners Movie ‘The 33’

Film producer Mike Medavoy announced today that Patricia Riggen has come on board to direct the theatrical film currently entitled The 33, based on the story of the 33 Chilean Miners, whose remarkable rescue from the San Jose Mine captivated the world's attention.

The Mexican-born director is best known for her independent film Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival to a standing ovation. After a heated bidding war, the film was acquired for worldwide distribution by Fox Searchlight and The Weinstein Company and was released theatrically to opening-weekend record numbers for a Spanish language film in the US.

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