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John Hamburg’s forthcoming comedy Why Him has just added Megan Mullally to its cast. The film, which is slated for release later this year, already boasts the likes of Bryan Cranston and James Franco.
According to Deadline, Why Him follows Ned (Cranston), a good old American Midwestern dad, as he ventures out on a trip with his wife (Mullally) to visit their daughter at college. Upon arriving, he meets her cocky tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco) and the two ultimately square off.
Hamburg, who’s taking on both writing and directing duties for Why Him, has an impressive resume in comedy, on both the big and small screen. Among his other writing and directing credits are cult series’ Undeclared and Stella as well as hit films like I Love You, Man and the Meet the Parents & Zoolander franchises. Shooting for Why Him is set to begin in Los Angeles in February. »
- William Fanelli
The story centers on a down-to-earth Midwestern father who takes his family to visit his daughter — who is attending Stanford — at Christmas and subsequently gets into a competition with his daughter’s boyfriend, a young Internet billionaire played by Franco.
Franco first joined the project early last year, Variety reported.
Cranston came on board a few months later. He starred in Franco’s drama “In Dubious Battle,” which is in post-production, and has received strong »
- Dave McNary
The Dunphy clan will soon be visited by one iconic funny girl.
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— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 4, 2016
Sources confirm for TVLine that Streisand will be heard in the episode — which finds Phil and Claire haggling with another couple over a dinner bill, while Jay and Gloria meet a set of »
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