Seth McFarlane brings a comedy-western to the summer blockbuster set
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We get the summer blockbusters we deserve. Hollywood wants sure things, and what, now, could be surer than superheroes, sequels and Seth MacFarlane? MacFarlane, 40, is the town’s trusted oddball, the only one allowed to make something big yet unusual. Hence A Million Ways to Die in the West, which is set in Arizona in 1882 and stars Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and MacFarlane himself, who directs his live-action debut. It opens May 30.
MacFarlane has captivated millions with Family Guy and has lots of other shows in his stable. But his biggest coup was Ted, the summer 2012 movie he directed, co-wrote and co-starred in, as the voice of a boorish teddy bear come to life, alongside Mark Wahlberg.