Your Highness is a fairly common phrase throughout the centuries. But saying Your Highness is about to take on a fairly new meaning next spring, as the stoners of Pineapple Express go medieval. This weekend has already been crowded with new trailers, yet the first look at this new comedy is a longer, more explicit teaser. It stars a few people who are about to get serious Oscar attention, yet who are going in a far different direction for this future project. The first Your Highness trailer shows off how different it is, as the medieval quest genre takes a hit.
The director of Pineapple Express and two of the scene-stealing stars from that fil, have reteamed in another twisted take on an old genre. David Gordon Green has James Franco and Danny McBride put on medieval armor and British accents as knights who try to rescue Franco’s kidnapped betrothed.
Of course, the Your Highness trailer shows that this isn’t just another swords-and-sorcery film. Since it is a redband teaser, it shows off a lot of curse words, a bit of nudity, and jokes about masturbation and weed. With Green, Franco and McBride involved, fans would expect little else.
In addition to these old partners, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Theroux are thrown into the mix. For Portman, this is the second trailer she’s been in this month, following the teaser for No Strings Attached with Ashton Kutcher.
The first trailer is hardly the first time Portman or Franco will be seen in the next few months. By the time the movie comes out, they will both likely be fresh off Oscar nominations – if not Oscar wins. Franco’s 127 Hours is already causing fainting spells and Oscar buzz, while Portman is already a Best Actress favorite for the upcoming Black Swan.
Although this is a goofy stoner comedy, it could have one or two new Oscar winners headlining by the time it is released. In between them is McBride, as this is his first film as a headliner after stealing scenes in movies and becoming a cult TV icon on Eastbound and Down.
The release of the Your Highness teaser is stealing a bit of buzz from Green Lantern, which had its big trailer debut at the same time. But while superhero fans flock to that first look, comedy fans will be laughing at one of their most anticipated films for next year – assuming they’re old enough to watch the clip.
The full length movie will light up medieval times on April 8, 2011.
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