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Q&A: Danny McBride Talks 'Your Highness,' The Allure & Pitfall Of Sequels & Staying On Budget

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  • April 7, 2011 2:56 AM
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Comedian Talks About Potential 'Your Highness' And 'Pineapple Express' SequelsIf all goes according to plan this weekend, Danny McBride will wake up on Monday morning with comic stardom firmly within reach. For those who have been paying attention, McBride has been stealing scenes and building up a strong body of work over the past few years, with notable turns as the lead in "The Foot Fist Way," Rico in "Hot Rod," Cody the casual demolitions guy in "Tropic Thunder" and the good-hearted bro Red in "Pineapple Express." Of course, he is also the star of the cult HBO series "Eastbound & Down" as the boorish baseball player Kenny Powers. However, in "Your Highness," McBride has his biggest screen role yet as Thadeous the far less ambitious, pot smoking, lazy brother to the heroic Fabious (James Franco). The film is very much Thadeous' story as he goes from slouch to hero and McBride gets the lions share of the screentime and makes the most of it. We can't remember the last time an actor so elegantly and frequently used the word "fuck" in a variety of phrases, but McBride does so with hilarious aplomb combined with a slacker attitude that makes for a great performance all around.

Danny McBride Looking To Direct; Could Helm Any Number Of The Rough House Projects In Development

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 29, 2011 5:38 AM
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Comedian Calls The 'L.A.P.I.' Detective Project A Mix Of 'Chinatown & 'The Long Goodbye'Exclusive: Danny McBride is first and foremost known as a comic actor, and these days he's perhaps best known as Kenny Powers, the shameless and insufferable former professional baseball pitcher on HBO's "Eastbound & Down." But McBride is also a writer, penning "The Foot Fist Way," which essentially was his calling card into Hollywood; many episodes for "Eastbound & Down," which he is a creator on; and "Your Highness," his upcoming medieval stoner comedy co-starring James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel and directed by David Gordon Green ("Pineaaple Express") that hits theaters April 8.

Jon Heder Says David Gordon Green & Danny McBride's 'Mr. Machine' On Hold For Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 1:30 AM
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Also Talks About His Role In Upcoming Paul Dano Drama 'For Ellen'David Gordon Green tends to have his hands in a number of projects at any given time, but naturally, some stall out, get left behind or put aside. Back in 2008, just as "Pineapple Express" was gearing up to hit theaters and do some boffo box office, Green and Danny McBride pulled out an old script from their drawer, dusted it off, and set it up at Universal. Titled "Mr. Machine," McBride described the project as "our take on those old Amblin films -- it follows around these science fair geeks that construct this robot that gets a life of its own. It's like... I don't know, a 'Short Circuit' zombie movie." Well, it's now a few years later and there has been little word since, so we asked Jon Heder --- who is currently doing press to drum up support for the animated short he's developing via Kickstarter) -- about the status of the picture that is being produced under his Greasy Entertainment shingle.

HBO To Team With Rough House Pictures For Remake Of Irish Bare-Knuckle Fighting Doco 'Knuckle'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 25, 2011 1:23 AM
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Production Shingle's Stalwarts David Gordon Green, Jody Hill & Danny McBride InvolvedHBO is set to team with David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Danny McBride's production shingle Rough House Pictures for a television remake of Ian Palmer's Sundance-starring documentary "Knuckle," which follows the story of two Irish families who attempt to settle their feud through bare-knuckle boxing.

Does Adam Yauch's 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' Contain The Most Epic Cast Ever?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 8:37 AM
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We were already pretty excited when it was revealed that the mysterious Adam Yaunch directed short, "Fight For Your Right Revisted" had a cast that included Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. But if IMDB is accurate, that's just the tip of the iceberg in regards to which stars will be popping their heads on screen for the forthcoming short.

Watch: Trailer For 'Your Highness' Promises Big Laughs, Bigger Special Effects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 8:58 AM
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David Gordon Green isn't fucking around. A new trailer for his upcoming medieval stoner comedy "Your Highness" has arrived and while it's just as funny (though not as raunchy) as the red-band spot that hit last month, it definitely gives us a look at more of the whizz-bang digital effects that look very good, especially for a not-so-serious quest picture.

New Photo: 'Your Highness' With Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman & Zooey Deschanel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 20, 2010 4:52 AM
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When Prince Fabious's (James Franco) bride is kidnapped by an evil wizard, he sets out on a quest to rescue her... accompanied by his lazy, useless brother Thadeous. Of course this is all set in medieval times, and Thadeous is played by Danny McBride, whose character has to kick a pot habit along the way. And yes, this is the ridiculous/awesome set-up to David Gordon Green's "Your Highness," which possibly looks like it might be the best time you'll have in theaters in 2011. The film also stars Justin Theroux as the wizard, Zooey Deschanel (who worked with Green on "All the Real Girls," as did McBride; it was his first appearance onscreen) as the damsel in distress and Natalie Portman as a fierce warrior queen.

First Look: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood & Danny McBride As The Beastie Boys

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 9:40 AM
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Awesome.

Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Jack Black & More Star In Beastie Boys Sundance Short

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2010 4:05 AM
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Elijah Wood & John C. Reilly Also Star In Mystery Short FilmThe folks over at JoBlo have been perusing the Sundance short film program and have stumbled across an intriguing, mysterious little entry called "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

Watch: Flat-Out Awesome Red-Band Trailer For David Gordon Green's 'Your Highness'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2010 1:34 AM
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Considering we're huge fans of pretty much everyone involved, it's almost surprising that we've been cautious of the upcoming fantasy-comedy "Your Highness." But with David Gordon Green's previous studio comedy, "Pineapple Express," being far from a home-run, and a near-six month release delay, signs were beginning to stack up that the film could be yet another expensive, indulgent misfire from Universal. However, our man on the floor of New York Comic-Con flipped for the footage shown there, calling it "excellent, funny [and] thrilling," and now the rest of us have been able to catch up with what he was talking about, with the first widely available footage from the film making its way on to the internet, in the form of a red-band trailer on IGN.

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