Film on Ari­zona wild­fires comes as Cal­i­for­nia burns

Waterloo Region Record - - NIGHTLIFE -

A movie that chron­i­cles a 2013 wild­fire that killed 19 Ari­zona fire­fight­ers de­buts next week on the heels of blazes scorch­ing Cal­i­for­nia wine coun­try. The film ti­tled “Only the Brave” is based on the Gran­ite Moun­tain Hot­shots who died while fight­ing a blaze near Yar­nell, Ariz. A red car­pet pre­mière for the movie was held Tues­day in Tempe. Cast mem­bers Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale at­tended with some of fire­fight­ers’ fam­i­lies. Di­rec­tor Joseph Kosin­ski called it sur­real to see im­ages from the wild­fires in Cal­i­for­nia’s wine coun­try that look like shots in the film. Kosin­ski said ac­tors talked with the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies while pre­par­ing for the movie.

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