‘Why Him?’ Red Band Trailer Features a Franco & Cranston Battle Royale

Fox has released a new trailer for the upcoming John Hamburg (I Love You, Man) directed Why Him?, offering a red band look at the holiday R-rated comedy starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston. Cranston plays an over-protective father who locks arms with his daughter’s new boyfriend, a foul-mouthed internet zillionaire with no filter, played by Franco.

The versus of complete opposites is nothing new, but this trailers showcases a different side to that equation. Known for I Love You, Man, Hamburg also helmed the very underrated Along Came Polly, which starred Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. Keeping those in mind and this latest trailer, Hamburg has been able to create sneaky comedies that are different from tradition. Could Why Him?  be the same tune? Only time will tell, but this trailer helps its argument.

Check out the new red band trailer below and give us your thoughts in the comments. Have you been craving a good comedy as much as me? Are you excited for the Franco/Cranston team-up? What about the trailer? John Hamburg’s Why Him? opens on December 23rd, 2016 and stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Adam Devine, and Keegan-Michael Kelly.

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.

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