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In Dubious Battle

Part of the American Dreams Strand

James Franco

  • PG

  • 114 mins

  • 2016

  • USA

  • English

Cast Nat Wolff, James Franco, Vincent D'Onofrio, Selena Gomez, Sam Shepard, Robert Duvall

  • Director of Photography: Bruce Thierry Cheung

  • Editor: Aaron I. Butler, Gary D. Roach

  • Produced by: Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, Vince Jolivette,Scott Reed, Ron Singer, Iris Torres

  • Music: HAUSCHKA 

  • Screenplay by: Matthew Rager

  • Production Designer: Kristen Adams

Director Bio

James Franco

Director Bio

James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author. He began his career on Freaks and Geeks and received a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the biographical film James Dean. Notable film credits include the Spider-Man trilogy, Milk (2008), and 127 Hours (2010), for which he received Academy Award, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor.

Body

James Franco directs (and takes a key role in) this impressively mounted adaptation of the 1936 John Steinbeck novel, delivering a film that feels like an authentic slice of rural Americana, driven by social anger. Franco and Nat Wolff play members of ‘The Party’ who encourage fruit pickers to strike against a tough boss (Robert Duvall on top form), who had promised a fair wage but then reduced it by two thirds, leading to an increasingly brutal standoff.



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