Taglines: Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen…
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 rivalry develops,and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Why Him? is an American romantic comedy film directed by John Hamburg and co-written with Ian Helfer. The film stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, and Keegan-Michael Key. The film will be released on December 23, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.
About the Story
Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Barb (Megan Mullally), along with their 15-year old son Scott (Griffin Gluck), go to visit their eldest daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch), where she introduces them to her boyfriend, Laird Mayhew (James Franco), a wealthy and famous young man whose use of profanity, bubbly personality, and frank honesty concerning personal matters are slightly overwhelming for Barb and Scott, and causes Ned to downright despise him, although Stephanie insists that he’s a nice person and that he makes her happy. But when Laird reveals he plans to propose to Stephanie in the next five days and asks for the chance to prove himself worthy of her love so Ned can give them his blessing, Laird goes out of his way to win over Barb and Scott, while Ned goes out of his way make sure Laird doesn’t get to winning over him.
Directed by: John Hamburg
Starring: Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Adam Devine, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Casey Wilson, Lucy Angelo, Isabelle Menard, Melissa Graver
Screenplay by: John Hamburg
Production Design by: Matthew Holt
Cinematography by: Kris Kachikis
Film Editing by: William Kerr
Costume Design by: Leesa Evans
Set Decoration by: Jan Pascale, Lia Roldan, Traci Spadorcia
Music by: Theodore Shapiro
MPAA Rating: R for strong language and sexual material throughout.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: December 23, 2016