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Wizard people, dear reader. The casting director on Your Highness must really hate shitty talent. Today brings confirmation that Justin Theroux, the guy burdened with writing Iron Man 2 and hiding scythe-like eyebrows, will play a badguy wizard in the R-rated stoner fantasia due 2010 from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green.

This tidbit of casting nearly steps on the heels of a /Film post Monday which revealed that co-star Natalie Portman is alive and observing knights battling atop horses as a “warrior princess” on location in Ireland.

Trivia enthusiasts may recall that sometime-actor Theroux is also responsible for the screenplay to last summer’s Tropic Thunder: the connection being that Thunder featured the dastardly Danny McBride, who plays Highness‘s main character, a chubby hula-hooping loser prince named Thadeous. McBride also co-wrote the Krull-meets-Barry Lyndon script with Ben Best.

What’s more, Theroux’s wizard is named Leezar and will be accessorized with a 5-foot-bong “bejeweled magical staff.” Rounding out the cast are James Franco, as the relatively more competent, unlikely prince-bro of McBride; pool-eyed hipster Zooey Deschanel as Belladonna, a princess that gets princess-napped by Theroux’s character; and last but not least, Mr. Charles Dance from Last Action Hero. Ahh, that’s one tasty meatball! For a plot synopsis: here.

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