Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane‘s comedic western A Million Ways To Die In The West will hit theaters on May 30, 2014. It’s the story of a wimpy farmer who loses his wife, learns courage from a mysterious outsider, and then must defend his honor. It will star MacFarlane in the lead role, along with Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.

Universal’s press release, which you can read below, announces the date and a couple new cast members. Most of those cast members had already been revealed, but Silverman and Harris are new additions.

The May 30 release date pits the likely R-rated comedy against Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, a perfect piece of counter programming. Plus the summer release is a testament to Universal’s confidence in the film’s mass appeal.

Here’s the press release.

Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital (MRC) will co-finance Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST.  Universal will distribute the film worldwide.  A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST will be released on May 30, 2014 in North America.

MacFarlane directs, produces and co-writes A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST.  He also plays the role of the sheep farmer (Albert) with an all-star cast that includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris.   The filmmaking team behind the hit film TED – producers Scott Stuber and Jason Clark and co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin – are reuniting with MacFarlane, Universal and MRC for the project.

After a cowardly sheep farmer 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.

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