Universal Pictures has released the first official photo from Seth MacFarlane's new western comedy, A Million Ways To Die In The West. It features the main cast in the film, which includes MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris and Amanda Seyfried. It also stars Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi. I love MacFarlane's comedy style, and I can't wait to see what he has in store for this movie.
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 Sarah 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."
The movie comes out on May 30th, 2014.