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Report: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller to star in film about Granite Mountain Hotshots

FILE - In this Sunday, June 30, 2013 file photo made by firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots watch a growing wildfire that later swept over and killed the crew of 19 firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz. Ashcraft texted the photo to his wife, Juliann, but died later that day battling the out-of-control blaze. One year after the 19 Arizona firefighters were killed in the worst loss of life among wildland firefighters in 80 years, few changes have been implemented among the state's fire crews. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Juliann Ashcraft, File)

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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