Giovanni Ribisi is the latest actor to join the cast of Seth MacFarlane's fun sounding western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Ribisi and MacFarlane worked together in Ted. It was also reported by THR that Liam Neeson could be joining the film project as well.
The comedy 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." He joins the previously cast Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried.
The story follows a sheepish farmer named Albert (MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. When he meets the wife 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 in talks to play MacFarlane’s character’s best friend Edward, "a simple shoe repairman who bears up with a girlfriend who won’t have sex with him, but as a working prostitute she’s doing it with everybody else. He [also tries] to get his buddy Albert back into the dating scene."
Ribisi is going to be great in this role! I loved what MacFarlane did with Ted, and I'm sure this is going to be just as funny. I'm looking forward to it!