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  • Director

    James Franco

  • Starring

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

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  • Run Time

    114 mins

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  • Country of Origin


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  • 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

P&I - 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.


In Dubious Battle

Part of the American Dreams Strand


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. [PG]

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