Bruce Springsteen Reads From ‘Grapes of Wrath’ in Prologue to Migrants Odyssey Doc ‘Ants’ – Watch Trailer (Exclusive)

Bruce Springsteen Reads From ‘Grapes of Wrath’ in Prologue to Migrants Odyssey Doc ‘Ants’ – Watch Trailer (Exclusive)
When Bruce Springsteen recorded his 1995 album “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” the Boss admitted he hadn’t read John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” — of which Tom Joad is the protagonist — until after the album’s release.

Looking to perhaps remedy that oversight, Springsteen has agreed to read soulfully from “The Grapes of Wrath” for an upcoming doc titled “Ants,” about the plight of migrants crossing from Africa and Asia into Europe, directed by Italian journalist and filmmaker Valerio Nicolosi.

When Italian indie film producer Davide Azzolini reached out to Springsteen through his manager Jon Landau, asking him to read from Steinbeck to help make “Ants” “more universal,” he didn’t have high hopes, he says.

Azzolini sent Landau a long trailer and the text of the quote, from Chapter 21 of “Grapes,” which begins with “The fields were fruitful, and starving men moved on the roads” that he had
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