A Million Ways to Die in the West

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A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Music by Joel McNeely
Cinematography Michael Barrett
Editing by Jeff Freeman
Studio
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • May 30, 2014 (2014-05-30)
Country United States
Language English

A Million Ways to Die in the West is an upcoming 2014 American western comedy film produced and directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, and Wellesley Wild. The film will star MacFarlane himself along with Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris. It was produced by Media Rights Capital and distributed by Universal Pictures.[1][2] The film is scheduled to be released on May 30, 2014.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

Set in Arizona 1882, Albert (Seth MacFarlane), a sheep farmer who lacks courage, loses his beloved girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his withdrawal from a duel. He soon meets another woman (Charlize Theron), discovering his bravery and confidence. The herder soon realizes his true potential when the woman's spouse (Liam Neeson), an infamous criminal, demands payback.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was first announced on December 3, 2012, marking MacFarlane's second foray into live-action directing, after Ted.[14] On January 30, 2013, it was announced that Charlize Theron had joined the film.[15] On February 11, 2013, it was announced Amanda Seyfried had joined the film.[16] On March 6, 2013, it was announced Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi had joined the film.[17] On March 18, 2013, it was announced that Sarah Silverman was cast to play a prostitute in the film.[18] On May 10, 2013, it was announced that the film would be co-financed by Media Rights Capital and Fuzzy Door Productions, along with Bluegrass Films and distributed by Universal Pictures.[19] On May 29, 2013, MacFarlane tweeted that Bill Maher had joined the cast.[10] On February 21, 2014, he tweeted that Gilbert Gottfried had also joined the cast.[12]

Principal photography began on May 6, 2013.[20][21] Filming locations included areas in New Mexico,[22] including the Santa Fe Studio.[23] Principal photography ended on August 9, 2013.[24]

Marketing[edit]

On January 27, 2014, MacFarlane announced that he wrote a companion novel based on the film's script, which was released on March 4, 2014.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Rights Capital". Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Collura, Scott. "Sarah Silverman for MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West". IGN. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Barrett, Annie. "'A Million Ways to Die in the West' gets summer 2014 release date | Inside Movies | EW.com". Insidemovies.ew.com. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fox, Jesse David (May 11, 2013). "Neil Patrick Harris Joins Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West". Vulture. 
  5. ^ Knoll, Justin (May 10, 2013). "Universal to Release Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways To Die’ on May 30, 2014". Variety. 
  6. ^ Shaw-Williams, Hannah (February 3, 2014). "‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Trailer Has a Whole Lot of Death". Screen Rant. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Rex Linn Joins Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'". The Hollywood Reporter. May 30, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Liam Neeson & Giovanni Ribisi Join ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’". Screenrant.com. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ a b "Twitter / SethMacFarlane: @billmaher brought the laughs". Twitter.com. May 29, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/04/19/wes-studi-be-second-american-indian-inducted-hall-great-western-performers-148919
  12. ^ a b "Twitter / SethMacFarlane: Great day of filming with the hilarious Gilbert Gottfried @RealGilbert on #AMillionWays". Twitter.com. February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/25/universal-shows-off-fifty-shades-of-grey-lucy-a-million-ways-to-die-in-the-west-and-more-at-cinemacon
  14. ^ "Seth MacFarlane Finds A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. December 3, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Charlize Theron Eyes A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. January 30, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Amanda Seyfried Finds A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. February 11, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Giovanni Ribisi and Liam Neeson Find A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. March 6, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sarah Silverman Eyes A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. March 18, 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Universal and MRC Board Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 
  20. ^ "On The Set For 5/13/13: Melissa McCarthy Co-Directing ‘Tammy’ For New Line Cinema…’Low Down,’ Ghosts of the Pacific’". Studiosystemnews.com. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  21. ^ "The New Mexico Film Office Announces “A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST” to film in New Mexico". Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  22. ^ MacFarlane, Seth. "Twitter". Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  23. ^ Gomez, Adrian (May 12, 2013). "Star-studded N.M. offers TV series, movies new incentives". ABQjournal. 
  24. ^ "Twitter / SethMacFarlane: Last day of filming on A Million". Twitter.com. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Twitter / SethMacFarlane: For anyone who still reads". Twitter.com. January 27, 2014. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  26. ^ Gibson, Megan (January 28, 2014). "Seth MacFarlane Writes Book For A Million Ways To Die in the West | TIME.com". Entertainment.time.com. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 

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