Bryan Cranston Hates James Franco in First ‘Why Him?’ Trailer (Video)

R-rated comedy opens in theaters Dec. 25

Last Updated: June 30, 2016 @ 6:51 AM

James Franco‘s charm is totally lost on Bryan Cranston in the first trailer for their new comedy “Why Him?”

In the film, Ned (Cranston) 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 an inappropriate match for his daughter. Things only get worse when Laird asks for Ned’s permission to marry his daughter.

It also stars Megan Mullally, Zoey Deutch, Keegan-Michael Key, and Griffin Gluck.  John Hamburg (“I Love You, Man”) directed in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Ian Helfer. It is based on an original idea by Hamburg, Helfer, and Jonah HillShawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Hill and Dan Levine serve as producers.

“Why Him?” opens in theaters on Dec. 25

Watch the video above.