I understand the commercial reasons why Patricia Riggen‘s The 33, an upcoming drama about the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, would be performed in Chilean-accented English. The unfortunate downside, of course, is that it feels inauthentic. If I’d directed I would have shot two versions, one in Spanish, the other in English. It appears to be a straightforward rescue drama. The film completed principal photography a little more than a year ago, and apparently there’s still no U.S. distributor aboard. Riggen is the director, cinematographer and editor. Mike Medavoy and Edward McGurn are the producers. Antonio Banderas, Jacob Vargas, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Naomi Scott, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche costar. James Horner has composed the score.