The film tells the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, the team of firefighters who risked it all in 2013 to fight the deadliest wildfire the US had seen since the 1991 East Bay Hills fire.
It’s a tragic story of heroism (the most US firefighters lost in one incident since September 11, 2001), so we could be in for quite the emotional wallop come release time. Everything’s been looking solid so far, and the very impressive cast – including Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connolly – doesn’t hurt either.
Oblivion and Tron Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski steps away from sci-fi to direct this potential awards contender, working from a script by Ken Nolan (Black Hawk Down) and Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle).
Only the Brave opens in US cinemas on October 20. StudioCanal is releasing the film in Australian cinemas on November 30.
Synopsis for Only the Brave:
It’s not what stands in front of you… it’s who stands beside you. Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, is the heroic story of one unit of local firefighters that through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the nation. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.