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Categories: Cote News , Movie News12 Comments
January 10, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: In what will be her first acting role since leaving network TV’s most-watched series NCIS, Cote De Pablo has been cast in The 33, the feature film based on the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners after being trapped 69 days in the Copiapo gold and copper mine more than half an mile below the earth’s surface. Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and Rodrigo Santoro are among those already aboard the ensemble cast of the pic, which is now in production in Chile and Colombia with Patricia Riggen directing. The script is from Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Thomas.

De Pablo, who was born in Chile and whose mother still lives there, will play a wife of one of the trapped miners, who became international stars following their dramatic rescue that played out live worldwide. Her scenes will be shot in Chile’s Atacama Desert near where the actual event, and the subsequent rescue efforts took place. She is repped by Paradigm.

It was a shocker when De Pablo departed NCIS in July after contract negotiations with CBS and producer CBS TV Studios went south ahead of the series’ current 11th season. She had been the last among the cast to sign their deal, and the network said the decision to exit was hers. She returned for enough shows this season to finish out the storyline of her character Ziva David, which she had played for eight years. CBS chief Leslie Moonves later said of the failed talks: “We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money — and then we offered even more money. We didn’t want to lose her.”

Mike Medavoy is producing The 33 with Robert Katz and Edward McGurn. Carlos Eugenio Lavin, Leopoldo Enriquez and Alan Zhang are executive producing.

Source: Deadline.Com

  • Jan 10Crystal says:  

    Since I didn’t want to fangirl in the above post, I just want to be the first to say how exciting this and congrats to Cote!

  • Jan 10Roxy says:  

    Adding this to my must watch list. They’re so fortunate to have her. She’s gonna be awesome and I can’t wait.

  • Jan 10JanieK421 says:  

    I am so excited to see Cote de Pablo return to acting! I was looking forward to the movie already and even more so now. It sounds like it has strong writers and a talented cast and is a tremendous opportunity for Cote. She did an amazing job with the emotions around Ziva’s father’s death so I have high expectations for her performance in the this new role. Congratulations Cote!

  • Jan 11Fernanda says:  

    What good news! I’m very happy for Cote. Glad you finished your little time off!

  • Jan 14Jean says:  

    I am delighted that Cote de Pablo is returning to acting and agree with Fernanda’s final comment.

  • Jan 20Bob Miller says:  

    Please Cote, come back to star in NCIS, I and many millions of fans sure miss you xx.

  • Jan 20Bob Miller says:  

    Please Cote (Ziva) your seat in the NCIS Comms Room is vacant Tony (Micheal) was blessed to show his feelings. Come back please Cote xx.

  • Jan 25Marysue says:  

    While I, like many others would love to see Cote come back to NCIS at least as a guest star, I’m very excited to see her in this Chilean miner movie. Since she is from that country I’m sure this was a subject close to her heart. All I can say at the moment is “You go, girl!”

  • Jan 25Bruna Freitas says:  

    Que notícia fantástica, estou muito feliz!

  • Jan 25Scott Stirrat says:  

    Cote, I live in duckyland, Scotland aka uk, lol, we r so disappointed that you chose to leave ncis, you r our most favourite cast member, hope you have a great future and hopefully we in the uk see you back on our screens lots of love x

  • Jan 31Johnny says:  

    Ziva please come back to NCIS the chemistry is not the same and now it’s gunna with the new hot blond!!y8pa

  • Mar 02Lyn Bockmiller says:  

    Cote I can’t wait to see this movie it was a great 8 yrs on NCIS but you wanted to move on and I know you wanted to do something else good luck and God bless you you did Gibbs rule #11 when the job is done walk away and you did!:-)


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