Selena Gomez Pairing Up With James Franco Again for New Movie

Selena Gomez Pairing Up With James Franco Again for New Movie
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It's a Spring Breakers reunion!

James Franco has cast fellow Spring Breakers star Selena Gomez in his latest film, In Dubious BattleFranco will star and direct in the flick, based upon John Steinbeck's novel of the same name. The book portrays the economic struggle of 1930s Great Depression-era America. 

Franco and Gomez will join actors Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston and Danny McBride. The film will take place in a fictionalized valley in California, and "explore themes Steinbeck continued to develop: group behavior, social injustice, man's inhumanity to man — all themes which continue to be relevant today."

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Gomez, 22, has hopefully overcome her fear of James Franco. In March 2013, she admitted that her Spring Breakers co-star "freaked [her] out." 

"[Franco] stayed in character the whole time and luckily for me, my character was creeped out by him, because I was genuinely was at first," she said. "We shot the movie for four weeks, then he came in and walked on set as his character and freaked me out. That's who I knew, until we started doing press, and I realized he's one of the most intelligent people I've ever met."

The actress is currently filming The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving in Atlanta, GA. Both films will hit theaters in 2016. 

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