Zooey Deschanel Crowned “Highness”

Zooey Deschanel (“Failure to Launch,” “”) has joined the cast of the comedy “Your Highness” for Universal Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on an arrogant, lazy prince who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom. Joining him on the quest is his more heroic brother.

“Tropic Thunder” and “Land of the Lost” star Danny McBride plays the prince and “Spider-Man” star James Franco will be his brother.

Deschanel plays Belladonna, Franco’s virginal bride while Natalie Portman plays McBride’s love interest, a warrior princess.

McBride and Ben Best penned the script while David Gordon Green directs. Shooting kicks off this month in Northern Ireland.