The jokes, groans and eye-rolls started on Twitter even before the announcement – replete with tongue-in-cheek casting predictions.
“How soon is too soon to start boycotting the Hollywood movie of the Thai cave rescue starring Mark Wahlberg?”
– Linda Ge
“The movie of the Thai boys trapped in the cave will star Matt Damon as all of the boys”
– Ketan Joshi
“Cave rescue is going to make an incredible movie, can’t wait to see Scarlett Johansson inspire in her role as 12 Thai boys.”
Then, on Wednesday, it was actually announced. The story that captivated the world about a boys soccer team and their coach being trapped in a cave in Thailand is going to be a major motion picture. Pure Flix Entertainment, the Christian film studio known for the “God’s Not Dead” series, will produce it.
The movie of the Thai boys trapped in the cave will star Matt Damon as all of the boys
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) July 8, 2018
The announcement came the same day the last boy was rescued. The inevitable…