James Franco is back behind the camera again with his 15th directorial effort In Dubious Battle. The prolific actor and director is non-stop nowadays and usually bust out a couple of films a year behind the camera and several in front.
In Dubious Battle looks to be his most star studded film yet with Nat Wolff as the lead of of an incredible ensemble cast which includes James Franco himself, plus Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio,Selena Gomez, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston,Sam Shepard, Analeigh Tipton, Danny McBride, Josh Hutcherson, and Zach Braff.
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Here's the official synopsis from TIFF:
"Set in the orchards of California Valley in the dirty ’30s, Steinbeck’s tale follows two young idealists from “The Party” who are appalled by the orchards’ terrible working conditions and set out to organize the fruit pickers. Having arrived from out of town, Mac McLeod (Franco) and Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff) are met with skepticism and some outright hostility when they first suggest unionizing. Most of the pickers simply want to work and get paid, even if they are being mercilessly exploited. Mac and Jim realize that their progress depends on convincing local elder Al Anderson (Vincent D’Onofrio). He’s a hard nut, but could be won over after Mac helps his daughter-in-law, Lisa (Selena Gomez), when she goes into labour. Surrounding the two activists is a cast of eclectic characters with varying loyalties, among them the ruthless orchard owner (Robert Duvall), who is determined to crack down on any strike action.
In Dubious Battle is set to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival later this year. No release date has been set for the film.
SOURCE: AMBI Distribution