For all of you hoping to see Jennifer Lopez test out her Chilean accent, we have a bit of bad news. Apparently the lovely JLo is no longer attached to the Los 33 miner movie, completely removing herself from the project.
As far as we can tell, there were no major “creative differences” behind the split. According to her rep, commitments with the next season of American Idol simply got in the way.
Lopez was set to play the female lead in the film, which means that a very lucrative part has now opened up to Hollywood’s top Latina actresses. The role (which reportedly is the wife of a miner) would definitely require some heavy emotions and be a perfect vehicle for someone like Penelope Cruz or Ana de la Reguera.
As of right now, miner leads Martin Sheen and Antonio Banderas are still very much on board. And if all goes according to plan, the film will begin shooting by late November.
By Michael Lopez