May 30, 2009

Natalie Portman goes the comedy route for her next project

From Variety:
Natalie Portman will star with Danny McBride and James Franco in "Your Highness," a Universal Pictures comedy that begins production in July in Ireland. David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express") is directing.
Scott Stuber is producing through his U-based banner.
McBride, who wrote the script with 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.
McBride and Best set up the project with U and Stuber last year. Jon Mone and Andy Davis are exec producers.
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.
She will next be seen in the Jim Sheridan-directed "Brothers," with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal, which is due out in December. Portman just wrapped the Don Roos-directed "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits."
McBride and Best are exec producers and costars on the raunchy HBO comedy "Eastbound and Down" and they also co-wrote the 2006 feature "The Foot Fist Way" with helmer Jody Hill.
-David Gordon Green has shown he can handle comedy as well as drama lately, so I'm excited...thoughts?


  1. she was great in Garden State

  2. def a project to look out for...

  3. lot of potential here