Seth MacFarlane’s second feature film, A Million Ways To Die In The West, is days away from being released, but it looks like Seth has plenty to celebrate already. Early screenings are praising the western comedy, which Seth calls “as much of a romantic comedy as it is raunchy.” The film stars MacFarlane as Albert, a sheep farmer ill-suited for life in 1882 Arizona, and Charlize Theron as Anna, the unhappy wife of a notorious outlaw. Check out the trailer below!
“At the core of this movie’s premise is if you’re not an alpha male, what can you do out there? You’ve just gotta keep your head down,” MacFarlane says about the film he wrote, directed, and starred in. Seth did the same with 2012’s Ted, a movie about a grown man’s relationship with his stuffed bear. (Hint: MacFarlane played the bear.) Ted turned out to be a surprise hit, grossing $550 million worldwide and spawning a sequel due out next year.
Seth is hoping for the same success with A Million Ways – either way, costar Charlize says she has Seth’s back. “We have a very honest relationship,” Theron says about MacFarlane. “It’s like when a friend tells you, ‘Don’t wear that shirt.’ You have this opportunity to know someone, and when they don’t let you down, that’s such a gift,” she told People magazine. “The thing you remember when you’re 80 and lying on your deathbed is that. I’ll remember the friendship and working with Seth on this movie.” MacFarlane is also quick to praise his costar, saying, “I felt like she was someone I’d been working with my entire life. I really felt like I made a lifelong friend.”
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MacFarlane feels “lucky” he was able to land Charlize for the movie, but he joked with Kathie Lee and Hoda about his inability to land what he calls his “dream cast.” “We did not get Steve Buscemi for Neil’s [Patrick Harris] part… I went out to Paul Rudd and he said ‘no.’ I’m like the poor man’s Paul Rudd,” Seth joked. All kidding aside, Seth seems more than pleased with his final product and is hoping to see a satisfying opening weekend. You can catch A Million Ways To Die In The West in theaters starting May 30, 2014.
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