A new trailer for David Gordon Green’s Your Highness was released today, and it’s a red band one. This is the second red band trailer we’ve seen and it’s equally as funny as the last one. Everything we’ve seen from the film so far leads me to believe that it will turn out to be just as entertaining as David Gordon Green’s last film, Pineapple Express. As an added bonus, the film will see Green re-teaming with his Eastbound and Down star Danny McBride, and his Pineapple Express star James Franco. Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman will also have roles in the film.
From the trailer we can definitely see why the film has an R rating and it’ll be nice to see a good R rated comedy, because although we get a lot of them every year, the quality isn’t always great. With Green behind the camera though and McBride and Franco leading the charge, things are looking good. I love Eastbound and Down and Pineapple Express so this one looks like a winner to me. Plus, Natalie Portman is in it. Enough said.
Check out the plot summary and red band trailer 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 fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.
Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.
Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)–an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own–the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.