Seth MacFarlane is looking to cast comedian Sarah Silverman in his upcoming western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. She's currently in negotiations and if officially cast she will play the town prostitute. She would also join Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and Giovanni Ribisi.
The story has been described as a Blazing Saddles-style comedy that will include contemporary humor, "with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s."
The story follows a sheepish farmer named Albert (MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Seyfried) leave him. When he meets the wife (Theron) of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer at first sees a chance to win back his love but slowly falls for the woman. Complications ensue when the outlaw returns and reclaims his woman. Ribisi is playing MacFarlane’s character’s best friend Edward, "a simple shoe repairman who bears up with a girlfriend," played by Silverman, "who engages in all sorts of lewd activities but refuses to have sex with her fiancé, believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together."
This sounds like it could be a really funny film. I'm a fan of MacFarlane's comedy style, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
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