A Million Ways to Die in the West

Charlize Theron teams up with Seth MacFarlane (Ted) in the new comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West, as she plays a mysterious woman who changes a sheep farmer’s (MacFarlane) humdrum life once she comes strolling into town. The movie, though grounded in comedy, is a partial homage to the classic feature The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a John Ford directed feature which is one of MacFarlane’s favorite Westerns.

The reason for the film’s picaresque is thanks to the beautiful skyline and landscapes of New Mexico. Shooting in the area, however, proved to be a challenge for the films’ cast and crew.

Click on the media bar below to hear Theron and MacFarlane talk about the climate challenges they faced while shooting in New Mexico.



A Million Ways To Die In The West, which co-stars Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried, opens May 30.

To hear Seth MacFarlane talk about his love for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and John Ford, as well as his surprising ambivalence to spaghetti Westerns, check out the post on our sister site Deepest Dream.


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