Film on deadly Ari­zona fire comes as Cal­i­for­nia burns

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

TEMPE, ARIZ. » 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, Ari­zona.

A red car­pet pre­miere for the movie was held Tues­day in Tempe.

Cast mem­bers Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale at­tended with some of firefighters’ fam­i­lies. Jen­nifer Con­nelly and Jeff Bridges also star in the movie.

Direc­tor Joseph Kosin­ski called it sur­real to see im­ages from the wild­fires in Cal­i­for­nia’s wine coun­try that look like shots in the film.

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