The trailer for Why Him? received one of the loudest and longest rounds of applause when it screened at this year’s CinemaCon, and finally Fox has brought it online to check out. The studio just released both the greenband (okay for pretty much everybody) and the redband (definitely not safe for work or kids) trailers starring James Franco as an internet millionaire and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston as the father of the girl Franco wants to marry. Directed by John Hamburg, the cast also includes Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy), Megan Mullally (You, Me and the Apocalypse), and Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu). Why Him? opens in theaters on December 23, 2016.
The 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? trailer: