EXCLUSIVE: James Franco and Selena Gomez Spark a Revolution in Gritty 'In Dubious Battle' Poster and Clip
By John Boone
James Franco and Selena Gomez's Spring Breakers reunion is all about...apples?!
There are no wet T-shirt contests or body shots in Franco's latest directorial effort, In Dubious Battle, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an activist who helps lead a strike by apple-pickers in the 1930s. ET is exclusively debuting a clip from the film, which sees Franco and co-star Nat Wolff lighting the spark that will lead to their revolution.
"It's one of the most talented ensembles I've ever been part of," Wolff told ET Canada when the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. "[Franco] called me up and said, basically, 'Do you want to do this really interesting movie with every actor you and I have loved since we were kids?'"
ET can also unveil In Dubious Battle's poster, which showcases some of that talent:
The poster highlights Franco, Wolff and Gomez, who plays a young mother in the film -- a role Wolff says she's not "really gotten to play yet or people haven't gotten a chance to see she can do." Robert Duvall is also featured, while the rest of the cast includes Bryan Cranston, Josh Hutcherson, Vincent D’Onofrio and Zach Braff.
"In the California apple country, nine hundred migratory workers rise up against the landowners after getting paid a faction of the wages they were promised. The group takes on a life of its own -- stronger than its individual members and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan (Wolff), the strike is founded on his tragic idealism -- on the courage never to submit or yield."
In Dubious Battle is in theaters and available on VOD on Feb. 17.