Selena Gomez Joins James Franco, Ed Harris and Bryan Cranston in In Dubious Battle

Singer and actress, Selena Gomez will be joining the cast of James Franco’s upcoming John Steinbeck film-adaptation ‘In Dubious Battle’. Gomez joins Franco, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride in the production. James Franco is set to both star and direct the Film.

Franco recently starred in another John Steinbeck classic; ‘Of Mice and Men.’ Franco starred alongside Chris O’Dowd in the BroadwayThe story of ‘In Dubious Battle’ takes place in California during the 1930s. In the novel, migrant workers of an Apple Orchard move from simple strike, to a blatant war against their employers. The story tells of the hardship of the lower-class, the dangers of the working-class in industrialised America, and the story of one man’s realisation of the struggle of these two populations.

The novel was first published in 1936, and is considered to be Steinbeck’s first major novel. In the film Franco will be playing the role of Jim Nolan. Production on the film is set to begin this spring, Matt Rager will be writing the adaptation.

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