In the last 20 years, westerns have always been a hit and miss for Hollywood and they’ve had particular problems with comedy westerns. However Universal will be hoping that Seth MacFarlane can overcome that with A Million Ways To Die In The West. After all, many thought an R-rated comedy about a talking teddy sounded like a disaster until Ted became a massive hit.
Now a new poster has arrived, showing us MacFarlane alongside Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Seth MacFarlane directs, produces, co-writes and plays the role of the cowardly sheep farmer Albert in A Million Ways to Die in the West. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge,the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
‘Starring alongside MacFarlane are Oscar® winner Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. MacFarlane reunites many of the filmmakers behind Universal and MRC’s hit film Ted including Scott Stuber (Bluegrass Films) and Jason Clark who produce, and Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin who co-wrote the script.’
The film’s due out on May 30th.