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20th Century Fox has announced that Bryan Cranston and James Franco will star in the "Why Him" comedy, which will be directed by John Hamburg (I Love You Man) from a script co-written by Ian Helfer (The Oranges). The film takes place over the holidays as a Midwestern dad (Cranston) travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, and soon finds himself in a bitter rivalry for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco). Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in February. »
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to join James Franco in the upcoming 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him? We first reported on the project back in February, when James Franco signed on to star for producers Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller. Production is scheduled to begin this coming February in Los Angeles.
The story centers on a father (Bryan Cranston) from the Midwest who decides to travel with his family to visit their daughter at college over the holiday season. The dad gets quite a surprise when he meets her new tech billionaire boyfriend (James Franco). A bitter rivalry ensues between the father and his daughter's boyfriend that quickly spirals out of control.
Too busy cooking meth and being a criminal legend to be a father in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston’s taking a more involved approach to parenthood in Fox comedy Why Him? Indeed, the title is an apt question to ask in conjunction with Cranston boarding the film, especially as his forthcoming slate of movies veer closer to prestige pics than lightweight mainstream comedies. And make no mistake: this latest one bears all the hallmarks of seasonal family fluff.
Except its director and writer team don’t do fluff. John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly) is attached to direct and co-write the script with Ian Helfer (The Oranges), which takes place over the holiday season “when a Midwestern dad travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, and soon finds himself in a battle for her affections with her brash new tech billionaire boyfriend.”
Cranston is attached as the father, »
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Leighton Meester has some pipes! The "Gossip Girl" alum-turned-singer recently covered The Cardigans' "Lovefool" for The A.V. Club -- and she sounds pretty amazing. The actress said she chose to perform the hit '90s "Romeo +Juliet" anthem because of the emotionally-charged lyrics. "I chose it because I've always really liked it. I think it's ironic and really cute and sounds super-fun, but it's also really desperate and I can relate," Leighton told the site. Aside from the brunette beauty's impressive vocals, you can also spot Leighton's budding baby bump! The actress is expecting her first child with hubby Adam Brody. The 29-year-old and her "O.C." hubby met on the set of "The Oranges" in 2011, got engaged in November 2013 and tied the knot in February of last year. Leighton definitely has that mama-to-be glow! What do you think about the actress' cover? Tell toofab in the comment section »
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Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen are having a baby! Leighton Meester is expecting her first child with husband Adam Brody -- and the first pics of her growing baby bump popped up on PopSugar Monday. The brunette beauty first sparked pregnancy buzz earlier this month when she was spotted with a tiny belly while performing on stage in Vancouver. The former "Gossip Girl" star and her "O.C." hubby met on the set of "The Oranges" in 2011, got engaged in November 2013 and tied the knot in February of last year. The notoriously-private pair has largely stayed mum about their relationship, but the actress recently talked about the possibility of expanding their family. "Most people I know are starting to get married," she told Nylon. "It'll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I've got dogs." "I started [Gossip Girl] when I was so young," she added. »
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Blair for a girl and Seth for a boy? Leighton Meester is pregnant and expecting her first child with Adam Brody, Us Weekly can confirm. The actress-singer recently ended her tour, and has been spotted out on several occasions with a growing baby bump. Click here to see the exclusive photos of her baby bump. Meester, 29, and Brody, 35, first met on set of 2011's dramedy The Oranges. They "were always close and friendly," an insider told Us at the time. A second noted: "She says [...] »
John Hamburg knows a little something about comedies where parents disapprove of their spawn’s dating choices – he wrote all three of the Meet The Parents films. He’s dipping into that well again for a new movie, called Why Him? and he has James Franco in talks to star.The script, which Hamburg co-wrote with Bad Neighbours director Nick Stoller and The Oranges writer Ian Helfer, finds a Midwestern father taking his family to visit his daughter, who is attending Stanford. But the Christmastime trip is soured somewhat when he meets her boyfriend, an ambitious Internet billionaire (probably think Sean Parker more than Mark Zuckerberg) – the role Franco is up for – and immediately takes a disliking to him.Thus kicks off a battle for his daughter’s attention as the dad tries to compete with this charismatic new rival. Hamburg, who most recently made TV movie Good Session, is »
James Franco is in talks to star in the 20th Century Fox comedy Why Him?, which will be produced by Shawn Levy's 21 Laps company and Ben Stiller's Red Hour Pictures. Both of the production companies are based on the 20th Century Fox lot.
The plot centers on a Midwestern father who takes his family on a trip to Stanford, to visit his daughter during the Christmas holiday. What started as an innocent family trip quickly spirals out of control, as the father gets into an unexpected competition with his daughter's new boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire. While Variety doesn't specify which role James Franco will play, it seems likely that he will portray the billionaire boyfriend.
John Hamburg (I Love You, Man, Along Came Polly) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement) and Ian Helfer (The Oranges). No production schedule was given at this time, »
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