In the short, debuting at the Dances With Films Festival on Wednesday,
"The most remarkable thing to me was the brutality of it and the perverse, black humor of it," Whitford said.
Whitford said he decided to work on the short after his friend Dan Greenberger asked him. Greenberger wrote and co-produced the film after the idea came to him during a tennis match with his daughter.
Greenberger is a producer and writer of promos for
Greenberger is concerned about how the audience will react to the eight-minute film because of its unique humor, he said. "I'll be a little bit nervous, but we'll know pretty quickly how it went over."
"I was like 'This is hilarious, this is so wrong,'" Williams said. "We walked a fine line, [but] nothing about it was really shocking to me because this is my sense of humor."
This will be the first time people will see "Man Up, Little Boy," which was made in February.
Whitford is also set to portray a completely different kind of character in a new TV series called "Trophy Wife," which will appear on
Dances With Films, which is in its 16th year, runs through June 9. The films are shown at Hollywood's Chinese Theaters. For a schedule and ticket information, visit www.danceswithfilms.com.
To watch a clip of "Man Up, Little Boy" click here.