Zooey Deschanel Joins David Gordon Green's Your Highness
by Alex Billington
July 9, 2009
Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman are starring in a stoner comedy together?! I think I'm going to faint! Deschanel is the latest to join the cast of the dragon slaying period comedy Your Highness being directed by David Gordon Green that starts shooting this month in Ireland. Danny McBride stars as an arrogant, lazy prince named Thadeous who must complete a quest to save his father's kingdom. Joining him on the quest is his more heroic brother, played by James Franco, and Belladonna, Franco's "virginal bride," played by Deschanel. Natalie Portman is also on board to play McBride's love interest, a warrior princess.
Your Highness was co-written by "Eastbound & Down" stars Ben Best and Danny McBride. In our interview with Gordon Green last year, he explained that it was "about a prince that smokes weed and fights dragons." And as for the mythical creatures in it, they won't be CGI at all. "There's a lot of creatures. No CG, like Ray Harryhausen. Stop motion stuff and then a lot of puppets and things." I was already very excited for this, as it just sounds like Pineapple Express but set in the medieval times with dragons and knights. But now with Deschanel on board and Portman, this has definitely been taken to new heights! We'll keep you updated.