EXCLUSIVE: Griffin Gluck will star opposite Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him, the Fox comedy from director and co-writer John Hamburg. Gluck will play Scotty Fleming, the son of Cranston’s character.

In the film, a Midwestern dad (Cranston) travels with his family to visit his daughter at college during the holidays but soon finds himself in a battle for her affections with her brash tech-billionaire new boyfriend (Franco). Production begins next month in L.A.. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour are producing, with 21 Laps President Dan Levine overseeing for the production company and Jeremy Kramer for Fox. Ian Helfer co-wrote the film with Hamburg, whose scripting credits include Meet The Parents, Zoolander and I Love You, Man.

Gluck is shooting the feature Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life, director Steve Carr’s comedy for CBS Films. Other credits include Just Go With It and TV’s Red Band Society, Back In The Game and Private Practice. He is repped by Paradigm, Leslie Allan-Rice Management and Jackoway Tyerman.