Your Highness tells the story of two brothers, one a valiant knight who rescues fair maidens and fights dragons, while the other is his little brother, who mostly drinks and smokes a lot. When the kingdom is in need the brothers set out on a quest, where the younger brother may prove his worth.
Thadeous has had to watch his older brother Fabious do everything right his whole life. At some point, he gave up on the hero route, and decided to be a party animal. But when Fabious’s wife to be is kidnapped, their father demands that Thadeous help his older brother bring back his soon to be sister-in-law or he’ll be cut off. So the two set off on an epic comedic journey, and must battle numerous enemies on their way to saving the damsel. But it’s only if Thadeous can summon his inner hero that the two will be successful.
David Gordon Green, who directed stars Danny McBride and James Franco previously in Pineapple Express, and who worked with McBride on HBO’s Eastbound and Down, is directing a script cowritten on McBride. Essentially the whole creative team behind the camera is that of Eastbound and Down, so if you’re huge fan of the show, you should love Your Highness.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
April 8, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Natalie Portman … Isabel
Zooey Deschanel … Belladonna
James Franco … Fabious
Danny McBride … Thadeous
Justin Theroux … Leezar
The film was originally slated to be released on October 1, 2010.
Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down, Land of the Lost
What’s Good About It?
I’m not the biggest fan of Danny McBride, but the dude can be really funny at times. Pineapple Express was overrated, but still funny, and Eastbound and Down had its moments, so if Your Highness can bring the quality home, it may be a big breakthrough for McBride, landing him in solid leading man roles from now on.
What’s Bad About It?
I feel like Your Highness will be just another version of the same character that McBride always plays, only this time it’s in the past. If that turns out to be the case, then this film may end up really boring.
Our Clever Prediction
I see good numbers for Your Highness. While McBride may not bring a lot of people to the theater, Franco, Portman and Deschanel should be able to put some butts in the seats. If the film is genuinely funny, then it could do some serious numbers.