Springsteen is no stranger to John Steinbeck, having based his 1995 album,The Ghost of Tom Joad, on Tom Joad, the protagonist in The Grapes of Wrath. However, Springsteen claimed to not have read the book until after he released the album.
This is not the only documentary Springsteen is currently involved with. He's contributed music to The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses. The film tells the story about America’s wild horses from their turbulent history to their uncertain future. Springsteen’s wife, Patti Scialfa, and their daughter, USA Olympic equestrian silver medalist, Jessica Springsteen, are executive producers along with Robert Redford.
It will hit theaters October 15th followed by a TVOD release in November. It will also be shown next month at the Newport Beach, Heartland International, Edmonton International, and Film Fest 919 film festivals.