Berlin: James Franco Leads Ensemble Cast for Steinbeck Adaptation 'In Dubious Battle'
Writer Matt Rager adapted the feature screenplay based on the novel.
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.