‘Why Him?’ New Restricted Trailer: Tattoos, a Moose, and James Franco

Why Him Cast Photo
James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, and Griffin Gluck in ‘Why Him?’ (Photo Credit: Scott Garfield © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox)

James Franco plays an internet millionaire who tries to win over his girlfriend’s dad, played by Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, in Why Him?, an adult comedy that’s just released a new restricted trailer. John Hamburg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Ian Helfer, and Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Dan Levine produced the holiday-themed film. In addition to Cranston and Franco, the cast includes Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, and Keegan-Michael Key. Why Him? opens in theaters on December 23, 2016.

The Why Him? Plot: 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.

Watch the Why Him? restricted trailer:

And the global trailer: