Natalie Portman Is ‘Your Highness’
Posted by Brian on 05/30/2009
Michael Fleming at Variety reports that Natalie Portman has signed on to star opposite Danny McBride and James Franco in Your Highness, a comedy for Universal Pictures to be directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express).
McBride, who wrote the script with his Eastbound & Down co-writer and co-star Ben Best, plays an arrogant lazy prince who with his brother (Franco) must complete a quest to save the kingdom and his brother’s fiance. Portman will play a warrior princess that the lazy prince falls in love with.
Portman is currently starring with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson in the Spencer Susser-directed Hesher, which marks Portman’s feature debut as a producer under her banner, Handsomecharlie Films. Hesher is the story of a family struggling to deal with a loss and the anarchist who helps them do it.