James Franco’s journey to adapt every book he’s ever read continues with John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle, a story about striking fruit pickers. Franco’s a better director than people give him credit for, and now thanks to this trailer, we can get an idea of what he has in store for us with this one:
I think there are some weird editing choices in this trailer that make it seem almost like a TV movie. Ignoring that, however, one can’t help but be impressed by this cast. James Franco and Selena Gomez! That’s amazing. Also there are a bunch of nobodies like Robert Duvall, Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Ed Harris.
This doesn’t look like the most fun you’ll ever have at the movies, but with a cast like that there’s a good chance this will be watchable, and hopefully another positive notch on James Franco's directorial belt. With every one of these he makes, college literature classes get a tiny bit easier for slackers.