Franco In “Highness”, Out Of “Inception”

James Franco is in final negotiations to star opposite Danny McBride in the comedy “Your Highness” for Universal Pictures reports the trades.

David Gordon Green (“Pineapple Express”) directs the story which centers on an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom.

Franco would play McBride’s more heroic brother, who joins the prince on the quest. Ben Best and McBride penned the script.

Scott Stuber is producing. Filming kicks off late July in Northern Ireland.

Franco was in talks for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller “Inception” but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. He’s also been offered a key role opposite Julia Roberts in “Eat Pray Love” for Sony Pictures.