“No father would want their daughter with this guy.” Bryan Cranston loves his little girl. She’s the apple of his eye, the wind beneath his wings, the light in his piazza. So when he goes to visit Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at college during the holidays, he has just one question upon meeting her filterless “Internet zillionaire” boyfriend James Franco: Why Him? Here’s the first trailer — a decidedly NSFW redband one — for the Fox comedy from director/co-writer John Hamburg.
“I don’t know what his issues are,” Franco’s Laird Mayhew says of Pops. “I feel like I’m so normal.” The jury’s out on that claim, but that’s not what makes Mr. Fleming worry. This is: “On Christmas Day, I’m gonna ask Steffi to marry me.” Will Mayhew get his potential future father-in-law’s blessing? Uh, no. But the guy vows that he’ll win him over in the two days before the proposal date, leading Dad to assess, “That kid is wrapping his tentacles around every member of this family.” That including Mrs. Fleming (Megan Mullally). “Because of his influence, your mother is smoking marijuana.” Will they end up as one big happy, dysfunctional family? Find out December 25 when Fox opens Why Him?
Keegan-Michael Key and Adam Devine co-star in the film produced by Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Dan Levine. It was scripted by Hamburg & Ian Helfer from a story they wrote with Jonah Hill. Peruse the trailer above and give us your thoughts.