As men at odds over a young woman (one’s daughter, the other’s girlfriend), Bryan Cranston and James Franco go head-to-head in the new comedy Why Him? Cranston is Ned, a Michigan businessman who’s less-than-thrilled when he flies the family to Northern California and meets Laird (Franco), the eccentric, foul-mouthed Silicon Valley billionaire dating his daughter (Zooey Deutch).
“Drama, drama, drama, drama, drama, drama, drama.” That’s how Bryan Cranston described the last decade of his career, which included both an Oscar-nominated performance in Trumbo and a starring role in Breaking Bad, arguably one of the greatest TV shows of all time. “I want to do a story that not only can you laugh at when you’re watching the movie, but for me, when I’m making the movie.” Cranston told Yahoo Movies earlier this year. “Let’s do Secret f—ing Santa!,” hollered costar James Franco to the unaware mall patrons.
James Franco is, by Hollywood standards, an eccentric artist. As you can tell from the photo Franco posted to Instagram (above) yesterday, he’s already having a ton of fun in the part. Franco is also directing the project and cast his brother, Dave Franco — also pictured with fabulous hair — as Greg Sestero, an actor who wrote The Disaster Artist book after befriending Wiseau and co-starring in The Room.
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