‘Why Him?’: Bryan Cranston is dubious of James Franco in new Fox trailer

Why Him?

How could anybody not like James Franco? 20th Century Fox Film Distributors tackles that question in the first trailer for WHY HIM?, a new comedy starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Zoey Deutch. Directed by John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly). It releases on the increasingly crowded Boxing Day in Australia on 26 December 2016.

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.