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First Official Photo for YOUR HIGHNESS - Franco, Deschanel & McBride

As part of Universal's 2010 preview, which included other first looks at Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and MacGruber, we now bring you the first image from David Gordon Green's comedy-adventure Your Highness.

Written by Danny McBride and Ben Best, the arthurian send up stars McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Toby Jones.

Plot 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. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world–Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.

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.

The only lead missing from the pic is Portman, who was photographed watching a jousting match back in August.

I'm excited to see the Pineapple Express trio of Green, Franco and McBride teaming back up. Adding in two of my favorite actresses doesn't hurt either.

Your Highness is tentatively set for an October 1st, 2010 release.

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