Zooey Deschanel set for 'Highness'
Joins cast including James Franco, Danny McBride
"Highness," written by Ben Best and Danny 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 his more heroic brother (James Franco). Deschanel plays Belladonna, Franco's virginal bride.
Natalie Portman plays McBride's love interest, a warrior princess.
Scott Stuber is producing.
Universal's Scott Bernstein and Dave Targan are overseeing the project.
Deschanel, repped by CAA and Seven Summits Pictures & Management, plays the title character in "Summer," which opens next week. The romance, which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has been generating hipster buzz since unveiling at Sundance.