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Why Him trailer: James Franco versus Bryan Cranston

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The new red band trailer for Why Him? dropped Tuesday, and it gives an even closer look at James Franco as the boyfriend every dad hopes their daughter will break up with. 

In the comedy, Laird (Franco) — a shirtless Silicon Valley billionaire who curses all the time and parties hard — plans to propose to his girlfriend, Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) — but wants her dad’s (Bryan Cranston) blessing first. He doesn’t make it easy for Ned Fleming, though: He gets the Flemings’ holiday card tattooed on his body… but doesn’t take out the “Happy Holidays” part. Then in another particularly queasy moment, Laird takes a tumble into a tank displaying an embalmed moose, which crushes the Flemings’ son. 

The screenplay is by John Hamburg, who also directs, and Ian Helfer with story contribution from Jonah Hill. Along with Franco, Deutch, and Cranston, the cast includes Megan Mullally, Adam Devine, Keegan-Michael Key, Casey Wilson, and Andrew Rannells.

Watch the trailer above, and see Why Him? when it arrives in theaters Dec. 23.

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