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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Charlize Theron in Talks to Star Opposite Seth MacFarlane in His New Western Comedy

Oscar winner Charlize Theron is in "final negotiations" to star opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, according to The Hollywood Reporter. MacFarlane will direct, co-write, and star in the live-action film, his second movie as a writer/director (after Ted) and first as a (non-voice) actor. He wrote the script with Ted collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesly Wild, and the movie has been likened to Blazing Saddles in all the news stories about it so far. and the story follows a wimpy farmer (MacFarlane) whose girlfriend leaves him after he backs out of a gunfight. Theron's character will be  the wife of a dangerous outlaw who teaches MacFarlane how to shoot so that he can win his lady back. The two fall in love and MacFarlane ends up having to fight off Theron's outlaw husband when he returns home. I hope they can still make pop culture references in the Old West!