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Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi are the latest to join Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West

Mar. 7, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Neeson and Ribisi

Seth MacFarlane's A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST is putting together a pretty impressive cast. They snagged Charlize Theron for a part a while ago and most recently Amanda Seyfried agreed to be in the film.

Today we have double casting news about the western comedy. First up, Deadline is reporting that Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast as Edward, the best friend to Seth MacFarlane's character Albert. Edward is a shoe repairman that is frustrated that even though his girlfriend is a prostitute he isn't getting laid.

Next, THR has an exclusive that Liam Neeson is in negotiations to join the production as well. Neeson would be playing Charlize Theron's outlaw husband in the film and an antagonist to Albert.

Although these are two excellent additions to A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST...I'm not feeling this movie. I'm not going to write off a film that is only in pre-production (unless it's a Tyler Perry movie) but I just don't have any enthusiasm for this film. Ribisi is always great and it should be fun to see Neeson in a full on comedy but overall I'm just not excited for this movie like I thought I would. Maybe a good trailer can change that.

Production on A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST should start in May.

Plot:

A cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband (Neeson) arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his new-found courage to the test.
Extra Tidbit: Giovanni Ribisi is incredibly underrated and it's not fair that I still have to bring up his role as Phoebe's brother on "Friends" when I try to describe him to an average moviegoer. He's so much more than that.

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1:08PM on 03/07/2013
Shit mcforlane as main lead? I can't stand him.get ready for shit fest of boob,dick,fart,shit jokes
Shit mcforlane as main lead? I can't stand him.get ready for shit fest of boob,dick,fart,shit jokes
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12:52PM on 03/07/2013
Liam Neeson in a western comedy?! Count me in!
Liam Neeson in a western comedy?! Count me in!
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11:54AM on 03/07/2013
I sort of get your trepidation with this project; I'm not a fan of Family Guy (way too hit and miss) and even Ted, which was hilarious for the first hour, horribly fell apart in the last 30 minutes. But I'm really digging the synopsis of AMWTDITW and with additions like (hopefully) Liam Neeson things only sound better.
I sort of get your trepidation with this project; I'm not a fan of Family Guy (way too hit and miss) and even Ted, which was hilarious for the first hour, horribly fell apart in the last 30 minutes. But I'm really digging the synopsis of AMWTDITW and with additions like (hopefully) Liam Neeson things only sound better.
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11:33AM on 03/07/2013
Giovanni Ribisi was excellent as the creepy villain in Ted, I actually wish the film placed more emphasis on the subplot of him and his son scheming to get a hold of Ted at any cost over Ted hanging out with Mark Wahlberg. And Liam Neeson to boot! Things really seem to be going MacFarlane's way.
Giovanni Ribisi was excellent as the creepy villain in Ted, I actually wish the film placed more emphasis on the subplot of him and his son scheming to get a hold of Ted at any cost over Ted hanging out with Mark Wahlberg. And Liam Neeson to boot! Things really seem to be going MacFarlane's way.
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10:31AM on 03/07/2013
Anything with Liam Neeson, I'm game.
Anything with Liam Neeson, I'm game.
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9:32AM on 03/07/2013
Neeson was hilarious doing his deadpan bit on "Life's Too Short". If you schmoes haven't seen it, look for it on YouTube right now.
Neeson was hilarious doing his deadpan bit on "Life's Too Short". If you schmoes haven't seen it, look for it on YouTube right now.
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8:49AM on 03/07/2013
Should be fun to see Neeson do a comedy.

And Ribsi is great in everything.
Should be fun to see Neeson do a comedy.

And Ribsi is great in everything.
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8:47AM on 03/07/2013
Such a funny guy Giovanni is. His funny dance in Ted made laugh so hard. Casting Liam Neesan is pretty interesting, and I it'll be fun to see his funny side some more.
Such a funny guy Giovanni is. His funny dance in Ted made laugh so hard. Casting Liam Neesan is pretty interesting, and I it'll be fun to see his funny side some more.
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