IS BASED ON…
GQ Article “No Exit” – Sean Flynn
In Septembeer 2013, GQ journalist Sean Flynn published the article No Exit for the magazine.
The story is about a group of 20 firefighters who were called in to deal with an unpredictable wildfire blazing through Yarnell, Arizona in June of that year. Flynn explained how a routine assignment resulted in the greatest loss of firefighters since the 9/11 incident.
Working titles for the film were Granite Mountain, Granite Mountain Hotshots and No Exit before they settled on Only the Brave.
The film is dedicated to the memory of the 19 firefighters who died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013.