Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen...Why Him? That's the question the poster for this upcoming comedy asks, which arrives along with the first hilarious trailer for the Holiday release. James Franco goes breaking dad on Bryan Cranston in this first look preview, and apparently, it's not going to go well for either one of them.
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry, and Ned's panic level, escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Not only do we get the first poster and trailer for Why Him?, 20th Century Fox has also released a raunchy red-band trailer. But be warned. It is full of all the foul language and suggestive situations one might come to expect from this type of lowbrow, high-stakes comedy. That said, this should be the perfect alternative to all the other big releases arriving on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016.
Why Him? is directed by John Hamburg. He is best known for his comedies Safe Men, Along Came Polly and I Love You, Man. The movie reunites him with Ben Stiller, who produces alongside Shawn Levy, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine. Hamburg co-wrote the screenplay with Ian Helfer from a story by Jonah Hill and John Hamburg & Ian Helfer. James Franco and Bryan Cranston are joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Adam Devine, Keegan-Michael Key and Casey Wilson. We can also expect a few surprise cameos along the way.
Why Him? is the only movie set to open on Christmas Day. But that doesn't mean it's no without it's competition. Opening a few days earlier on December 21 are quite a few big holiday releases including the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, the sci-fi romance thriller Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, The animated musical Sing and the drama The Space Between Us. And it arrives just a week after the first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One. As you can see, Why Him? has smartly positioned itself as the only comedy currently arriving on in this time frame, which, if prior years are any indication, means it will be a big hit. Take a look at the first poster and the two new trailers courtesy of Youtube.