Podcast: Danny McBride Talks YOUR HIGHNESS

James Franco and Danny McBride in Your Highness

James Franco and Danny McBride in Your Highness

Screenwriters Danny McBride and Ben Best

Screenwriters Danny McBride and Ben Best

“It was really a joke,” says screenwriter Danny McBride of how he and director David Gordon Green came up with the idea for their new movie, Your Highness. McBride co-wrote the script with his writing partner Ben Best. He also stars in the film along side a couple of Oscar-nominated actors like James Franco and Natalie Portman. Not too shabby. So, how does a guy who’s got a reputation as a pot-smoking cut-up manage to write, star and produce a big-budget action adventure like this? The truth is, he’s not that much of a cut-up. He’s actually a really smart guy who will totally nerd out when it comes to screenwriting. Our favorite kind! Script sat down with McBride to have a philosophical conversation on what it takes to write good comedy, fight big studio bosses and stay true to story. The absurd, silly and often raunchy comedian is really a writer at heart.

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4 thoughts on “Podcast: Danny McBride Talks YOUR HIGHNESS

  1. Pingback: Listen to the pros: Funny man Danny McBride talks smart guy screenwriting « jennamilly

  2. Matt

    I thought this was an entertaining yet goofy story with the classic “Hero’s Journey” structure.

    An Oscar contender? No. A sit back, have fun popcorn movie? Sure!

  3. Corey

    I think hearing from the best and the worst is equally inspiring Kevin – plus it’s all in the eye of the beholder. I don’t think it’s going to win an Oscar, but the movie has been made and includes some pretty good actors, so they must be doing something right.

  4. kevin blah

    Shouldn’t your magazine pursue coverage of good screenwriters rather than ones who have written what many critics are describing as a movie that may be one of the worst of all times?