in-dubious-battleHauschka (aka Volker Bertelmann) has recently composed the music for the upcoming indie drama In Dubious Battle. The film is directed by James Franco who also stars in the movie alongside Selena Gomez, Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Nat Wolff, Josh Hutcherson, Zach Braff, Analeigh Tipton, Ashley Greene, Ahna O’Reilly John Savage and Sam Shepard. The movie is based on John Steinbeck’s 1936 novel of the same title and centers on a labor conflict between migrant apple pickers and the local growers’ association in a California valley. Matt Rager (The Sound and the FuryAs I Lay Dying) has written the screenplay. Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Scott Reed, Vince Jolivette (Palo Alto), Ron Singer (I Am Michael) and Iris Torres are producing the AMBI Pictures, Rabbit Bandini and That’s Hollywood Pictures production. In Dubious Battle is expected to premiere later this year.

Hauschka also has the drama Lion starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel & Rooney Mara coming up. The film, which he co-scored with Dustin O’Halloran, will be released on November 25, 2016 by the Weinstein Company.