The trailer for Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green’s next comedic foray, Your Highness has hit the interwebs courtesy of IGN. Not that you can miss that fact, their watermark being plastered all up and down the thing as is.
Green is perhaps my favorite working indie director and I absolutely love his wildly original first film George Washington. It speaks of a simpler, sparse visual storytelling not seen in American cinema for some time. That being said, I also am a man, and I love dick and fart jokes. So who better to finesse the heritage of sirs Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong than a maestro of independent cinema?
Your Highness features Danny McBride (The Foot Fist Way, Eastbound and Down) and James Franco (Freeks & Geeks, Spider-Man, Other Crap) as unlikely brothers who somehow live in the same universe as Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. Little is known about the script, but from the trailer it appears that Zooey Deschanel will continue to be inexplicably attractive to men who like moon eyed ice queens. Meanwhile, Natalie Portman is seen to be firmly establishing herself as one of the worlds finest young leading actresses attempting feats unmatched by even the great Meryl Streep. Oh and she backs that ass up too.
Push it, pu-push it real good.
This looks like a lot of fun for fans of 80s fantasy schtick like Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Krull and The Dark Crystal. April 8th can’t come soon enough.
Warning: This trailer is red band and NSFW.