Bryan Cranston may have become a heavyweight dramatic actor thanks to the likes of Breaking Bad, but he was once just the funny dad on Malcolm In the Middle. He’s kind of returning to those roots with Why Him?, an upcoming R-rated comedy that sees him as a lovable dad trying to get to grips with his daughter’s boyfriend, a foul-mouthed, in your face tech billionaire Laird, played by Dave Franco. And by get to grips, I mean tightening his grip on Laird’s throat while strangling him as the pair get caught in up in a no-holds barred rivalry.
And you can see all of that, as well as moose testicles (hey, it’s that kind of movie) in the funny new Red Band trailer for the comedy that was released recently. Check it out below!
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.
Why Him? also stars Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Devine, Casey Wilson, and Andrew Rannells. It opens internationally on December 23, 2016.
Last Updated: December 8, 2016