Fresh off a starring role in the worldwide box office hit “Les Miserables” and a recent premiere at Sundance Film Festival of indie pic “Lovelace“, THR reports that Amanda Seyfried has picked her next role – Western comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West“.
The film has been co-written by Seth Macfarlane who will also sit in the director’s chair for this, his sophomore directorial effort following last year’s “Ted”.
Macfarlane will also co-star in the film which follows a “sheepish farmer, who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. When he meets the wife of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer sees a chance to win back his love.”
Seyfried will play the farmer’s girlfriend and Charlize Theron will star as the wife of the outlaw.
Seyfried first gained attention thanks to 2004′s cult favourite “Mean Girls“, and went on to win small screen acclaim in “Big Love”. She starred in several box office misses including Catherine Hardwicke’s “Red Riding Hood” and the thriller “In Time“, before being cast as Cosette in Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the smash hit musical “Les Miserables”. She recently wrapped filming on ensemble comedy “The Big Wedding“, and late last year she, questionably, joined the cast of “Wonderful Tonight” with Patrick Dempsey.