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(2011)

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Although the film was written by writer Ben Best and actor Danny McBride, the dialogue is heavily improvised. Director David Gordon Green said there was never a script used on-set. Only the plot outline and written notes were used.
During filming, James Franco flew back and forth between New York and Belfast because he was attending full-time classes in university.
The premise for the movie evolved from a frivolous game friends David Gordon Green and Danny McBride used to play to while away on film sets. Each would take turns in suggesting a title for a film and the other would try to concoct a viable storyline. When the title "Your Highness" was put forward, the premise was, "...it's about a prince who gets stoned and fights dragons...".
James Franco took sword training for nine months before and during filming.
Natalie Portman admitted she only did this movie because there was some uncertainty if Black Swan would get green lit by a major studio. She signed on to this film for a paycheck and use it to help finance Black Swan herself, should the need have ever risen. However, Black Swan got green lit and went underway fairly easily, and Natalie got stuck doing this film having already signed on.
The name of Belladonna, played by Zooey Deschanel, could be taken to mean 'beautiful woman' in Italian. However, belladonna is also an extremely toxic plant (Atropa belladonna, aka 'Deadly Nightshade') used in ancient and medieval times as an aphrodisiac, a hallucinogenic, and a poison. Witches were said to use belladonna to enable them to fly.
For the green band (appropriate audiences) trailer a shot of Natalie Portman's back (that was also used unaltered in the red band trailer) was digitally altered to turn a thong into a more substantial and less revealing garment.
James Franco said that he hated the film.
James Franco plays Danny McBride's older brother in this movie. In real life, Franco is younger than McBride by a little more than a year.
Filming began in Northern Ireland in the Summer of 2009 and concluded in October 2009.
A possible sequel has not been ruled out and Danny McBride may return as Thadeous. Natalie Portman may or may not return as Isabel and James Franco is not likely to return as Fabious, because he disliked the film.
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The Kingdom of Mourne from which the brothers hail is likely derived from the Mourne Mountains, located close to the shooting locations in Northern Ireland.
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Voted online as one of the worst films ever made.
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Natalie Portman's character is a warrior. In the "Star Wars" and "Thor" movies, Natalie Portman's characters falls in love with warriors.
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That same year, the HBO fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" premiered. In the series, Charles Dances played Tywin Lannister. In this film, Charles Dance plays King Tallious.
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