Brolin could be reunited with his Gangster Squad co-star Sean Penn if both actors conclude deals, reports Variety.
It was reported earlier this month that Penn plans to direct the Warner Bros project, which is based on a memoir of the same name by Norman Ollestad.
Crazy for the Storm tells of how Ollestad coped in the wilderness following a plane crash involving himself, his father, mother-in-law and the pilot of the aircraft. Ollestad - then aged just 11 - was the only survivor of the accident.
Brolin is being tapped to play Ollestad's father in the movie adaptation.
Gangster Squad is currently undergoing reshoots and will now be released on January 11, 2013.
Watch a trailer for Gangster Squad below: