Ashley verteld op de rode loper van haar nieuwste film “In Dubious Battle” aan variety.com waarom het een een belangrijk verhaal is om te vertellen.
Franco, a Steinbeck fan since his teenage years, said he wanted to recreate this book into a film because it had been a significant piece that, until now, was never adapted on screen.
“I read it and I realized it’s such an amazing story,” Franco said. “It was also very topical and eternal in its themes — about a labor strike, about the haves and have nots. I thought it was an important story to tell.”
Co-star Greene added that the film’s endorsement of team work over individual battle as fuel for change is an important concept that applies to many present-day social efforts.
“I think its resoundingly clear that we’re going through the same thing right now and we’re fighting for equality,” she said. ‘I think its going to be something, especially right now, that people are going to easily relate to. It’s going to touch a lot of peoples hearts because we all right now, I think, feel that fire.”
“In Dubious Battle” had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 3, 2016, and will hit theaters in the U.S. on Feb. 17.