Apparently a lot of David Gordon Green’s “Your Highness” is just Danny McBride goofing off and Natalie Portman being very serious during their quest to rescue Zooey Deschanel at evil guy Justin Theroux’s place. Plus, James Franco is in there somewhere doing something, and Rasmus Hardiker shows up here and there. So it’s a good thing then that McBride looks pretty funny in this thing, with Portman playing the straight man (as it were) to his goofball, and constantly talking (very seriously) about avenging her dead family members and such. Check out seven clips from the upcoming comedy below.
Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world–Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancee before their kingdom is destroyed.
Starring Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman, James Franco, Danny McBride, Damian Lewis, Justin Theroux, Toby Jones, Brian Steele, Charles Dance, David Garrick, Eva Wyrwal and directed by David Gordon Green.
The quest begins April 8, 2011.
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