The first trailer and poster have arrived online for James Franco’s upcoming John Steinbeck adaptation In Dubious Battle, which sees Franco lead an all star cast which includes Selena Gomez, Bryan Cranston, Ashley Greene, Vincent D’Onofrio, Analeigh Tipton, Josh Hutcherson, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Zach Braff and Nat Wolff; take a look below…
Set in a fictionalized valley in California, the story explores themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man’s inhumanity to man— all themes which continue to be relevant today. A labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association is the backdrop against which Jim Nolan (Franco) becomes involved in the labor movement and rapidly matures as he learns what it means to do organizational fieldwork.
In Dubious Battle is set to start its festival run this weekend the Venice Film Festival.
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