The movie marks the first time Keith Dotson photographs are seen on the big screen
Two companion nature photographs of leaves covered in rain drops can now be seen as wall art in the Bryan Cranston / James Franco holiday movie "Why Him?"
The photographs appear prominently near the end of the movie, framed side-by-side on the wall of the dining room in the Fleming family home in Michigan. The photos share a significant amount of screen time with several of the major stars, including Franco and Cranston, as well as members of the band KISS and Cedric the Entertainer.
Two framed photographs by Keith Dotson can be seen on the wall behind Bryan Cranston, in this scene with Cedric the Entertainer from "Why Him?"
While Dotson's photographs have appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials, this is the first major motion picture in which his work has appeared on screen. His work had been licensed by Whitney Houston's last film, "Sparkle," (2012) but the photograph didn't made the final cut. On TV, Dotson's work has appeared as set decor on "Grey's Anatomy," "Melissa and Joey," and many other programs.
Actor James Franco with one of Keith's leaf photographs over shoulder in a scene from the movie "Why Him?".
Some of the cast of "Why Him?" on the set with two photographs by Keith Dotson. Pictured here are Griffin Gluck, Megan Mullally, Bryan Cranston, and Cedric the Entertainer.
"A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question."
-- Synopsis from the movie's IMDB page.
Release date: December 23, 2016
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Keegan-Michael Key, and Megan Mullally.
Director: John Hamburg
Screenplay: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer
Story by: John Hamburg, Jonah Hill, Ian Helfer
And special thanks to the production art and design team who selected my work to appear in "Why Him?"
Production Design: Matthew Holt
Art Direction: Gary Warshaw
Set Decoration: Jan Pascale, Lia Roldan, Traci Spadorcia
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