Amanda Seyfried joins Charlize Theron in Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West
Writing about Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron starring in what will presumably be a raunchy comedy is almost as weird as writing about Seth MacFarlane hosting the Oscars. But both are really happening as Amanda Seyfried is the latest to sign on to MacFarlane’s comedy Western, A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST. The film finds MacFarlane back in good company as the script is written by his TED co-writers, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST is about a man (MacFarlane) that loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) after he backs out of a gunfight. He then teams up with the wife (Charlize Theron) of a famous outlaw that teaches him how to shoot so he can win his girl back.
Although I’m not a huge fan of comedy Westerns, the premise sounds funny enough and is yet another genre for Amanda Seyfried to tackle. After focusing on drama lately, with LES MISERABLES this past December and the Linda Lovelace biopic, LOVELACE coming in 2013, I’m sure she’ll be happy to take on something lighter. Production on the film starts in May. (THR)