Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch join real-life firefighter drama

Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch

by James White |
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Though it was once called No Exit, Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski's new fireman drama currently has no title but already boasts Josh Brolin, Miles Teller and James Badge Dale. It's adding to its cast, with Jeff Bridges and Taylor Kitsch as the latest recruits.

Written by Black Hawk Down's Ken Nolan, the drama will follow the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group within the Prescott Fire Department in Arizona specialising in battling wildfires. They were sent into action in June 2013 against the Yarnell Hill Fire, which threatened the Arizona town of Yarnell.

In the searing heat and changeable weather conditions, the fire turned especially deadly, and 19 of the 20 men were killed. It represented the the greatest loss of life for firefighters in a wildfire since 1933, the deadliest wildfire of any kind since 1991, and the biggest loss of firefighters in the United States since September 11. The film sold rights at this year's Cannes Film Festival and is in pre-production.

Bridges will next be seen in indie drama Hell Or High Water, while Kitsch has animated film Bling, is attached to Xavier Dolan's The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan and is developing his directorial debut, Pieces.

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