Only the Brave is a 2017 American biopic drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer, based on GQ's "No Exit" article by Sean Flynn. The film tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite team of firefighters from Prescott, Arizona, who lost 19 of 20 members while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire in June 2013, and is dedicated to their memory. . It features an ensemble cast, including Josh Brolin, James Badge Dale, Jeff Bridges, Miles Teller, Alex Russell, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Hardy, Thad Luckinbill, Geoff Stults, Scott Haze, Andie MacDowell and Jennifer Connelly.
Principal photography began in New Mexico in June 2016. Only the Brave was released by Columbia Pictures in North America and Summit Entertainment in other territories on October 20, 2017. The film was a box office bomb, grossing just $26. 3 million worldwide against a budget of 38 million dollars. However, it received positive reviews, with praise for the cast and the film's touching tribute to its subjects. The film is dedicated to the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their families.