PHOENIX — A film about the Granite Mountain Hotshots looks like it’s one step closer to hitting the silver screen.
Variety reports that actors Josh Brolin and Miles Teller have reportedly signed on to star in a movie about the 19 firefighters that were killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire near Prescott, Arizona.
Last year, Ken Nolan — the screenwriter behind “Black Hawk Down” — agreed to write the fact-based film.
The filmmakers will be consulting with sole-surviving crew member Brendan McDonough and the widow of crew leader Eric March, along with other family members of the Granite Hotshots crew.
Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30, 2013. Only one crew member survived “in what became the largest loss of firefighters since 9/11 and the greatest loss of wild-land firefighters in 80 years.”
Despite the progress made thus far, a firm production start date has not been set.
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