Scott Cooper is taking on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighter crew, who suffered 19 deaths in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
The Out of the Furnace filmmaker is in talks to rewrite the script and direct. Johnny Depp left the project in May, but has now re-entered negotiations.
The Out of the Furnace filmmaker left due to creative differences. The director replaced Ben Affleck on the Stephen King adaptation in August.
A local steel mill worker goes searching for his missing brother in this thriller from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper.
The actor-director had to bow out due to his commitments to Gone Girl and playing Batman in Man of Steel 2.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and produce this drama about an ex-con who seeks vengeance for his brother's murder.
Jose Padilha is also amongst the directors Warner Bros. is looking at to helm this 1940s L.A. crime saga.