Yarnell Hill wildfire movie being directed by Scott Cooper

According to Variety, the director of "Crazy Heart" and "Out of the Furnace" will be directing a film about the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished battling the Yarnell Hill Fire last year.

Scott Cooper is teaming up with other big names like the screenwriter for "Black Hawk Down," Ken Nolan to make the film.

Producers are consulting the firefighters' families, the sole hotshot survivor Brendan McDonough and Amanda Marsh, the widow of the crew leader Eric Marsh.

Cooper says he is looking forward to telling the firefighters; story with respect, sensitivity and authenticity.

He did not say when the movie will be released.

 

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