Josh Brolin and Miles Teller are signing on 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, the 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”) wrote the script for the film, which does not have a production start or release date at the moment.
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 will next appear in “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” He also has a role in Todd Phillips’ “War Dogs,” and is currently filming “Thank You For Your Service.”
Variety was the first to report the casting news.