Natalie Portman joins 'Your Highness'

Universal comedy shoots this summer in Northern Ireland

Natalie Portman is joining Danny McBride and James Franco in “Your Highness,” a Universal comedy that David Gordon Green is shooting in the summer in Northern Ireland.

“Highness," written by Ben Best and McBride, centers on an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father's kingdom. Joining him on the quest is McBride's more heroic brother, played by Franco.

Portman will play McBride’s love interest, a warrior princess.

Scott Stuber is producing.

Portman is currently shooting “Hesher,” an indie drama that marks her inaugural entry into the movie producing world with her new shingle, Handsomecharlie Films.

The actress, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, next stars in “Brothers” with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire.
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