Based on the John Steinbeck novel, the story follows a labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association in 1936, highlighting the struggle between labor and capital in 1930s America.
The film will be directed by Franco and is speculated to follow the gritty tone of the novel, taking a hard hitting approach to the relevant material.
Hutcherson is known for his role in the Hunger Games series, and will star in the upcoming final chapter The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.
Braff is known for his starring role on the series Scrubs and is set to direct the upcoming comedy Swingles.
Greene is known for her role in the Twilight series and is set to portray Priscilla Presley in the upcoming drama Shangri-La Suite.