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Franco Completes Highness Trio

Someone has infiltrated the Judd Apatow stable and is starting to pick off his actors. Though Danny McBride originally got his start along with David Gordon Green back in film school, the just signed James Franco was clearly not a one time loan. The Green-McBride-Franco trio will take part in the oversees production on the July 20 start date in Belfast.

Someone has infiltrated the Judd Apatow stable and is starting to pick off his actors. Though Danny McBride originally got his start along with David Gordon Green back in film school, the just signed James Franco was clearly not a one time loan. The Green-McBride-Franco trio will take part in the oversees production on the July 20 start date in Belfast.

Not sure if Franco will go the baked route with a title like Your Highness, but the McBride and Ben Best scripted story follows two spoiled and arrogant princes (McBride/Franco) in a medieval fantasy setting. When an evil wizard casts a spell on their father and kidnaps the older prince’s fiance, they’re forced to go on a quest to save their family and the kingdom. For DGG fans who disliked Pineapple Express, this one doesn’t sound too promising.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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