Frequent James Franco collaborator Scott Haze is joining Josh Brolin and Miles Teller for Yarnell Hill firefighter drama “No Exit.”
The film, which is to be directed by Joseph Kosinski (“TRON: Legacy,” “Oblivion”), will follow the Granite Mountain Hotshots, real-life firefighters sent to battle a vicious wildfire. The fire, which was started by lightning in Yarnell Hill in Arizona, wreaked devastation through 8,400 acres almost three years ago.
Although more than 600 firefighters fought the blaze, the film will focus largely on the 20-man crew known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who were part of the City of Prescott firefighters. All but one of the crew perished in the fire. The large loss of life on the team made it the deadliest wildfire since 1991 and the biggest loss of firefighters since September 11. It was the sixth-deadliest American firefighter disaster overall.
Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”) and Eric Warren Singer wrote the screenplay for the film, which does not have a production start or release date at the moment.
Haze was seen on the big screen recently in Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special,” and he just recently wrapped filming on “Thank You for Your Service,” opposite Teller. He has appeared in Franco’s many directorial projects, including “As I Lay Dying,” “The Sound and the Fury,” “Zeroville,” “Bukowski” and the upcoming “In Dubious Battle.”
Brolin has recently appeared in films such as “Everest,” “Sicario” and “Hail, Caesar!” He also just finished work on the film “The Legacy of the Whitetail Deer Hunter” with Danny McBride. He will also appear in George Clooney’s upcoming directorial effort, “Suburbicon.”
Miles Teller, who shot to fame in Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” alongside J.K. Simmons, is busy on several projects as well. He appeared earlier this year in “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” He also has a role in Todd Phillips’ “War Dogs,” and also has the aforementioned “Thank You for Your Service” coming down the pipelines.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the casting news.