Russell, Hardy Join “Granite Mountain”

Alex Russell (“Cut Snake,” “Chronicle”) and Ben Hardy (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) have joined the cast of the true story firefighting tale “Granite Mountain” for Lionsgate and Black Label Media.

The action-drama is based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of twenty firefighters who courageously battled one of the deadliest wildfires in history to save the homes and lives of other Arizonians.

Nineteen of the men died heroes on that hill when the wind changed and fire engulfed them from all sides. The Aussie and the Brit join an impressive ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch and James Badge Dale.

Joseph Kosinski directs the project which Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam, Jeremy Steckler, Dawn Ostroff, Mike Menchel, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill will produce.

Source: Variety