We’ve got an exclusive look at James Franco and Selena Gomez in the trailer for In Dubious Battle, a story of a farmer rebellion against the rich due to poor working conditions.

Based on John Steinbeck’s acclaimed novel this adaptation is directed, produced by and stars James Franco and also features a star-studded cast including Robert Duvall (The Godfather), Selena Gomez (Bad Neighbors 2), The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson, Nat Wolff  (The Fault in Our Stars), Ed Harris (Gravity) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Vincent D’Onofrio, Zach Braff and the late, great Sam Shepherd in one of his last outings on film.

Set in the 1930’s the trailer is full of passion as Franco leads a group of workers who just want people to know “their lives matter” as their wages are cut and he rallies the men to strike against these cuts. As both sides stand strong, the governor calls in the National Guard where beatings are handed out to the men with savage abandon. With nothing to lose the workers dig in their heels and vow to change the rough hand the rich deal them.

In Dubious Battle

After having its UK Premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival, In Dubious Battle will now be available Digitally on 14th August, before becoming available on DVD & BD on 28th August.

In Dubious Battle Official Synopsis

 In Dubious Battle tells the inspirational story of a group of workers who raise up against the rich landowners and their private militias to protest unfair working conditions. Soon, the labour strike turns into all out warfare, as the desperate workers with nothing left to lose, confront their bosses who have no qualms about resorting to deceit and violence.