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James Franco has assembled an all-star cast that includes Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride for his adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel In Dubious Battle.
AMBI Group — the movie development, finance, production and distribution group owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi — is financing the film and producing with Rabbit Bandini Productions and That’s Hollywood Pictures.???
Writer Matt Rager (As I Lay Dying) adapted the feature screenplay based on the novel.?? Principal photography on the film will commence in March.
The movie continues Franco’s fascination with Steinbeck; the actor-turned-filmmaker recently made his Broadway debut with a revival of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
The novel, published in 1936, is the story of man who tries to organize a strike by fruit pickers in Southern California.
AMBI will introduce the project in Berlin and handle international sales. AMBI will co-represent the film’s domestic rights with CAA.
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