Liam Neeson & Giovanni Ribisi join Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Movies

What’s the quickest way to establish yourself in Hollywood?  Have your feature length directorial debut make more than $200M domestically all while starring a CGI teddy bear.  Yep, Seth MacFarlane – fresh off his Oscar hosting gig – is living life on cloud nine right now and is gearing up to start filming his second film A Million Ways to Die in the West.

The film already has Charlize Theron to play the female lead opposite of MacFarlane and we’ve learned today that two very well established and known actors – Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi – are lined up to play roles in the film as well.   Deadline first reported the Ribisi news earlier today with The Hollywood Reporter bringing us the Neeson report.   Ribisi played the villain in MacFarlane’s Ted, so the working relationship is already there.

According to CinemaBlend, the plot follows a “yellow-bellied” sheep farmer (MacFarlane) who’s girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him for another man after he flakes out of a gunfight.   The man falls in love with another woman (Theron) who takes him to a nearby town and teaches him how to shoot.  The twist comes in when the farmer finds out that his new love interest has a gun-wielding husband (Neeson) of her own.   The farmer must show his love-to-be that he has what it takes to win a gun fight once and for all.

Neeson is an interesting choice for a villain as he’s rarely played one.  Neeson’s been a busy guy lately with last year’s Taken 2 and is currently filming a romantic-thriller, The Third Person, with James Franco.

The movie is due out in 2014.

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