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Zooey Deschanel Joins David Gordon Green's Your Highness

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July 9, 2009

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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.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

She is very good and amazingly beautiful. Can't wait to see her and Natalie go at it.

Barnaby Barrilla on Jul 10, 2009

2

Zoey is super sexy and I Danny Mcbride is the f*ckin man, Franco is good too. This is gonna be flippin' awesome..... FIRST B*TCHES!!!

Faust on Jul 10, 2009

3

guess not lol

Faust on Jul 10, 2009

4

Love Zooey, Franco, Portman and Green... Though McBride is an asshat that will ruin this. He sucked in THE FOOT FIST WAY every which way.

crumb on Jul 10, 2009

5

Zooey is gorgeous. She has the cutest face ever, and I love her oogly, googley blue eyes. On top of that, she is a really good actress. Can't wait for this one.

SuicidalOptimist on Jul 10, 2009

6

anyone else think this girls a hype? i just dont feel like her performances ever stand out.

JEFFREY on Jul 10, 2009

7

Zooey is doing a good job of building her name the right way doing smaller roles and getting good credit for it. She is cute, quirky and will step it up to bigger roles in time.

Craig on Jul 10, 2009

8

#7 she doesn't strike me as the type of girl who could handle anything outside of the indie hipster type films which is fine. shes just no portman who by the way travels beautifully through most genres.except when she plays straight like this movie with her and tobey maguire...dont know if i'm ready to see natalie as a mom...shes just to young looking.anyway i digress.

JEFFREY on Jul 10, 2009

9

awesome.

Xerxex on Jul 10, 2009

10

AHHHHHHHHH yes!

-Peter- on Jul 10, 2009

11

i think it's a huge stretch of the imagination to use natalie portman as a "warrior princess".....she looks like she's only 4 feet tall! not much of a warrior there. but the film concept sounds interesting.

dan on Jul 10, 2009

12

natalie portman n zooey deschanel in the same movie... Awesome !!!!!

ndoet on Jul 11, 2009

13

Oh my god, if I heard of this before the election, I'd have said "This is like dream cone true, like both Ron Paul and Barack Obama winning the election."

AprilCoolsDay on Jul 15, 2009

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