Why Him? is an upcoming American romantic comedy film directed by John Hamburg and co-written with Ian Helfer. The film stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, and Keegan-Michael Key.
Plot: Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Barb (Megan Mullally), along with their 15-year old son Scott (Griffin Gluck), go to visit their eldest daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch), where she introduces them to her boyfriend, Laird Mayhew (James Franco), a wealthy and famous young man whose use of profanity, bubbly personality, and frank honesty concerning personal matters are slightly overwhelming for Barb and Scott, and causes Ned to downright despise him, although Stephanie insists that he’s a nice person and that he makes her happy. But when Laird reveals he plans to propose to Stephanie in the next five days and asks for the chance to prove himself worthy of her love so Ned can give them his blessing, Laird goes out of his way to win over Barb and Scott, while Ned goes out of his way make sure Laird doesn’t get to winning over him.
The film will be released on December 23, 2016 by 20th Century Fox.