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Liam Neeson in talks for Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West

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Story by Jack Foley

LIAM Neeson is in talks to join the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West.

If successful, he would line up alongside the Ted luminary himself, as well as Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi in the comedy Western.

The story, co-written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, follows a cowardly sheep farmer (played by MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight only to see his girlfriend (Seyfried) leave him for another man.

His attitude changes when a mysterious woman (Theron) rides into town and helps him find his courage, but then her outlaw husband arrives seeking revenge, prompting him to put his courage to the test.

Neeson would play Theron’s outlaw husband, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor was most recently seen in Taken 2 and has Non-Stop and The Third Person also on his forthcoming slate.

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