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Seth MacFarlane returns to filmMacFarlane to star in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~

The talented actor, writer, singer and director Seth MacFarlane is set to appear on the big screen this May in the western comedy film, “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

MacFarlane came off of the small screen success of his shows such as “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” and with the release of his first feature film “Ted.”

The film was a success for MacFarlane and established his ability to handle far more than the cartoon shows he is renowned for.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” is a comedy western in the same vein as Mel Brook’s “Blazing Saddles.”

The film follows the story of a farm boy who falls in love with a new woman in town and tries to woo her in any way he can.

His advancements are somewhat successful until he realizes he has fallen for the wife of none other than the most infamous gun-slinger in town, who challenges the farm boy to a duel for the hand of the woman.

MacFarlane plays the lead character in the film, the farm boy named Albert, accompanied by Liam Neeson as the infamous gun-slinger and Amanda Seyfried as the dame of his dreams.

The cast also includes performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Charlize Theron.

It has been a while since a comedy has taken on the western format, so “A Million Ways to Die in the West” should be a refreshing treat, especially since it is made by such a successful comedian as MacFarlane.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” is set to be released on May 30, 2014.

In the meantime, catch MacFarlane Sundays on FOX Animation Domination and watch for his “Cosmos” remake airing on March 9, 2014.