Brad Pitt to adapt trapped Chilean miners’ story

Actor's production company Plan B bids for rights to the tale

Brad Pitt is planning to turn last month’s rescue of the Chilean miners in San Jose into a Hollywood film drama.

The actor’s production company, Plan B, is has made a multi-million dollar offer for the rights to the story, according to E! Online. The 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days.

Chilean newspaper El Mercurio is reporting that several of the rescued men are to have supporting roles in the film.

A spokesperson for Plan B said: “Like so many people worldwide, Plan B has been incredibly moved by the story of the Chilean miners and their families.”

The production company was founded eight years ago by Pitt with his then-wife Jennifer Aniston. It has produced several Hollywood blockbusters including Troy, Eat Pray Love and The Time Traveler’s Wife.