Antonio Banderas will star as 'Super Mario,' the best-known of the 33 Chilean miners featured in the upcoming film, 'The 33.'
Seth Wenig / AP / File
Antonio Banderas will star as "Super Mario," one of the 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for more than two months in 2010, and the charismatic survivor he's playing couldn't be happier.
Mike Medavoy, producer of "The 33," announced on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival that Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda, who known as "Super Mario" became the public face of the miners.
Sepulveda told the Associated Press on Monday that he's thrilled because he's a fan of the Spanish actor and that he hopes the movie will remind people how life is the most valuable gift.