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It’s Dad Versus Billionaire Delinquent in Why Him? Trailer

It's Bryan Cranston versus James Franco in Why Him?a movie that focuses on one of the most ancient battles of all time—father versus daughter's feckless boyfriend. Only here, it's even worse—the tattooed weirdo is going to be a son-in-law.

Here's the conceit; It's the holidays, and Ned (Cranston), a loving but overprotective father, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets her new boyfriend, Laird (Franco). Laird has one thing going for him; he's a Silicon Valley billionaire. But the dude is weird, deeply socially awkward and essentially the offbeat ying to Ned's buttoned-up yang. The punishing revelations keep coming for Ned when he learns Laird's going to pop the question to his daughter, and a rivarly between the two men ensues that has the potential to tear the family apart.

Why Him? hits theaters on December 23.

Featured image: Ned (Bryan Cranston) really isn’t interested in the antics of Laird (James Franco). Photo Credit: Scott Garfield. Courtesy 20th Century Fox.

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