New WHY HIM? Trailer Sees James Franco Colliding With Bryan Cranston November 16, 2016 “By Christmas morning, you’re going to be calling me son, I’m going to be calling you dad.” New red band trailer for the John Hamburg-directed comedy, arriving in Irish cinemas St. Stephen’s Day. Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad 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 a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. WHY HIM? hits Irish cinemas St. Stephen’s Day.