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Brad Pitt to Play Trapped Chilean Miner Edison Pena?

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 18, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC

Brad Pitt could play Edison Pena in an upcoming film. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Pitt’s production company has supposedly approached the Chilean miners’ representative.

Chilean Miner Edison Pena was first made famous for running while trapped 2,300 feet underneath the surface of the earth. He was then thrust into the world spotlight when he completed the ING New York City Marathon–his first marathon–in under six hours earlier this month. Now, will the likes of Brad Pitt play him in an upcoming movie about the saga?

Pitt’s production company, Plan B, has reportedly approached the Chilean miners’ representative, Edgardo Reinoso, to purchase official film rights from the miners. The miners confirm they have received ten offers a day since their rescue. Reinoso says the miners are expected to set up a company that would handle all their business affairs including film rights.

Were he to star in the film, Pitt could either play Pena or Yonni Barrios, the miner who left his wife to be with his mistress.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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