Amanda Seyfried Finds 'A Million Ways to Die' for Seth MacFarlane
Say what you will about "Family Guy," but creator Seth MacFarlane had a bona fide hit with his feature directorial debut Ted. That movie has made more than $500 million worldwide, more than enough to justify his second movie, A Million Ways to Die in the West. The project is a comedy western in the vein of Blazing Saddles, with MacFarlane taking the lead (as a human this time, instead of voicing an animated character) and Charlize Theron as a gun-toting teacher. Now THR reports that Lovelace star Amanda Seyfried is in talks to play MacFarlane's lover, who leaves him after he chickens out of a gunfight. Read on!
After Seyfried's character leaves him, MacFarlane's farmer character meets the wife of a notorious outlaw (Theron) who teaches him to shoot so he can win his woman back, but he slowly falls for the wife in the process. It should be a lot of fun to watch these three actors working together and bringing some R-rated, foul-mouthed antics into a genre as hallowed as the western (which Tarantino just took on with Django Unchained). The story doesn't sound particularly groundbreaking, but with a script from MacFarlane and Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the movie should be full of raunchy humor and plenty of opportunities for Seyfried to show off her comedic side again, and we're interested if for no other reason than to see how MacFarlane fares in front of the camera as well as behind it. Stay tuned for more updates.