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"Your Highness" (movie) is not your average knight's tale. Throughout history, tales of chivalry have told of handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many of those heroes is a younger brother just trying to stay completely out of harm's way.

Danny Mcbride ("Pineapple Express," "Tropic Thunder") and James Franco ("127 Hours," "Pineapple Express") are back together as two princes on a daring mission to rescue the heir apparent's fiancée before the Kingdom
"Your Highness" movie scene with Natalie Portman, Danny McBride and James Franco
Your Highness movie scene with Natalie Portman, Danny McBride and James Franco
of Mourne falls into chaos. Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life in the shadow of his older brother, Fabious (Franco), as the crown prince embarked upon epic journeys to inspire the people of Mourne. But when Fabious's fiancée, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel of "500 Days of Summer," "Yes Man"), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux of "Miami Vice," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle") in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, their father gives his deadbeat, hard-drinking son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.

Begrudgingly (and half-assedly) embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands in search of his brother's one true love. Joined by the mysterious Isabel (Oscar-winner Natalie Portman of "Black Swan," "No Strings Attached"), a warrior princess with a dark agenda of her own, the princes must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they reach Belladonna and save her from a fate worse than death.

As Thadeous reluctantly sets forth on his first quest with Fabious, their loyal menservants—Courtney (newcomer Rasmus Hardiker), Julie (Toby Jones of "Frost/Nixon," "Infamous") and Boremont (Damian Lewis of television's "Life" and "Band of Brothers")—join them for the adventure. But as they grow to realize no one can be trusted, Fabious and Thadeous must gird their loins for possible betrayal. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he earns the respect of his brother and father and prevents destruction of their land. Stay a slacker and he will get front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.

Universal Pictures' "Your Highness" is directed from an original screenplay by Danny R. McBride and Ben Best (HBO's "Eastbound & Down," "The Foot Fist Way"). The "Your Highness" movie creative team is led by producer Scott Stuber ("Couples Retreat," "Role Models"). The key behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Tim Orr ("Pineapple Express," "Observe and Report"), production designer Mark Tildesley ("28 Days Later," "The Constant Gardener"), editor Craig Alpert ("Pineapple Express," "Knocked Up"), costume designer Hazel Webb-Crozier ("Red Mist," "Mickybo and Me") and composer Steve Jablonsky ("Transformers," "The Amityville Horror"). Danny McBride, Andrew Z. Davis ("Role Models," "Rush Hour 3"), Jonathan Mone ("The Wolfman," "Repo Men") and Mark Huffam ("Mamma Mia!," "The Hours") serve as executive producers for the film.


Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 102 mins.
Release Date: April 8, 2011
Tagline: This spring, prepare for their excellency.
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Production Company: Stuber Productions

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