James Franco and Bryan Cranston star in the holiday family comedy WHY HIM?
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During the holidays, loving but overprotective Ned (Bryan Cranston) travels to California to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford University. While there, he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward boyfriend Laird (James Franco). Even though Laird is a billionaire, Ned disapproves of his freewheeling attitude and unfiltered language. His panic level escalates even further when he learns that Laird plans to ask for Stephanie’s hand in marriage.
Director: John Hamburg
Production companies: Red Hour Productions, 21 Laps Entertainment, TSG Entertainment
Screenplay: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer
Story by: John Hamburg, Jonah Hill, Ian Helfer
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James Franco as Laird Mayhew, Stephanie’s boyfriend
Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, Stephanie’s father and Barb’s husband
Zoey Deutch as Stephanie Fleming, Laird’s girlfriend, Ned and Barb’s daughter, and Scotty’s older sister
Megan Mullally as Barb Fleming, Ned’s wife and Stephanie’s mother
Griffin Gluck as Scotty Fleming, Stephanie’s 15-year old younger brother and Ned and Barb’s son
Keegan-Michael Key as Gustav, Laird’s best friend, calmer assistant and trainer, the billionaire’s European-hailing estate manager
Cedric the Entertainer as Lou Dunne, Ned’s friend
Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Justine, Laird’s in-home artificial intelligence
Zack Pearlman as Kevin Dingle, Ned’s I.T. guy
Jee Young Han as Marnie Dingle, Kevin’s mother
Grace Ly Ngo Hazelett and Sadie Kate Ngo Hazelett as Vanessa Dingle, Kevin’s sister
Casey Wilson as Missy Pederman, the first creator of an online invitation company called StampFree Invites.
Andrew Rannells as Blaine Pederman, the second creator of an online invitation company called StampFree Invites.
Adam DeVine as Tyson Modell, the creator of the wildly popular Ghostchat app.
Tangie Ambrose as Patty Dunne, Lou’s wife and Barb’s friend
Steve Bannos as Tree Lot Owner Burt