Justin Theroux is the Your Highness Villain


Justin Theroux will play the villain in the Universal Pictures comedy Your Highness, being directed by David Gordon Green, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Theroux joins Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel in the film, which centers on an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest to save his father’s kingdom. Theroux will play Leezar, an evil wizard with a bejeweled magical staff who kidnaps a princess (Deschanel).

The film, which is shooting in Ireland, was written by Ben Best and McBride, who also is producing.

Theroux co-wrote the screenplay for Tropic Thunder and penned the script for Iron Man 2.