Monday, October 11, 2010


David Gordon Green, James Franco and Natalie Portman
on the set of Your Highness
Something light-hearted for a change.  Natalie Portman and James Franco recently wrapped-up production on David Gordon Green's upcoming medieval Action/Comedy Your Highness and Universal Pictures just released these stills from the set.   The film is about two Princes with v. different personalities, who must save their father's Kingdom.  It appears Portman and Franco are having a great time here between takes, doesn't it?  Green is known for films like the excellent Snow Angels (2007) and Pineapple Express, which also starred Franco.  Your Highness also stars indie-favourite Zooey Deschanel and Danny McBride.  McBride will be appearing in the upcoming Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis comedy Due Date out early November.

The switch to Comedy is a welcomed change of pace for Franco, who is now promoting Danny Boyle's hotly-tipped 127 Hours, about the true story of Aron Ralston, who had to amputate  his own arm after being trapped under by a boulder for five-plus days.  Likewise, Portman also is a likely favourite to win an Oscar in March with the intense psycho-thriller Black Swan, making a rare appearance in a Comedy  here as her last few projects like Brothers and The Other Boleyn Girl were emotionally demanding.

Click below to read my exclusive and in-depth coverage of both:
(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

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