Production company Alcon Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to The 33, the new film about the 2010 rescue of the Chilean miners which stars Gabriel Byrne alongside Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche.

Deadline.com reports the Patricia Riggen-directed film will be released in the US on November 13 and is based on the Hector Tobar book Deep Down Dark.

Byrne plays the mastermind behind the miners' rescue, engineer André Sougarret.

The cast also includes Mario Casas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro and James Brolin.

Alcon partners Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said: "We don't acquire many films, but we're particularly excited to bring this incredible true story of perseverance and the strength of the human spirit to audiences around the world. 

"Few events of this kind have captured the attention and sympathies of people around the globe as this one did, and the huge emotional ride we all took as the rescuers struggled to free the miners is captured beautifully in this wonderful film."