There's not much of a question at this point of whether there will be a movie. The questions are: Who will produce it? Who will be in it? And when it will come out? And the miners were not oblivious to the fact that the story of their rescue has the makings of a heartwarming blockbuster hit. Before even leaving the mine, they reportedly promised to split the profits of any cinematic ventures (and other media deals they can expect to make). The men have already been flooded with offers of movie deals and Hollywood-oriented publications have started speculating about which actors would play the miners.
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2. Who's going to produce the movie?
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