In Dubious Battle is a novel from 1936 by American writer John Steinbeck. On Thursday September 7, the movie version made by James Franco was released in Italian cinemas.
The film is set in California in 1933 and tells the story of a strike organised by a group of apple pickers seeking recognition of their fundamental rights. The protagonists are the young Jim Nolan (Nat Wolff) and Mac McLeod (played by Franco himself), members of the Marxist-Leninist party who have infiltrated the workers to convince them to strike.
James Franco has previously produced other films inspired by American literature: As I Lay Dying, taken from the eponymous novel by William Faulkner, and Child of God, adapted the novel by Cormac McCarthy.