Charlize Theron is in talks to star in “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, the upcoming Seth MacFarlane comedy in which the “Ted” star plays a gunfighter whose girlfriend leaves him after he chickens out on a gunfight.

When he meets the wife of a notorious outlaw who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer at first sees a chance to win back his love but slowly falls for the woman. Complications ensue when the outlaw returns and reclaims his woman.

A may production start is being eyed for the “Blazing Saddles”-esque laffer.