Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green’s new comedy Your Highness is just one week away. With that in mind I bring you some clips from the medieval romp, so you can see why this is one to look out for.

The movie revolves around Thadeous, a layabout prince, whose brother Fabious must rescue his bride to be from the clutches of an evil wizard and thus save their father’s kingdom. To accomplish this he needs his brother’s help, but unfortunately Thadeous is more interested in drinking and living the high life than fighting for anything.

The film stars Danny McBride as Thadeous, James Franco as Fabious, Zooey Deschanel as Fabious’ bride and Natalie Portman as a feisty warrior princess. The comedy talent is good, and the trailer looks funny. Hopefully this can be an early comedy hit this year.

Your Highness is released in the US on April 8th, with Ireland following on April 13th.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

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