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EXCLUSIVE: James Franco and Selena Gomez Spark a Revolution in Gritty 'In Dubious Battle' Poster and Clip

by John Boone 9:15 AM PST, January 27, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: James Franco and Selena Gomez Spark a Revolution in Gritty 'In Dubious Battle' Poster and Clip

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.

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"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:

Photo: Momentum Pictures

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.

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Here is the official synopsis for the film:

"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.

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