Neeson, Ribisi join MacFarlane’s western comedy

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Liam Neeson and Giovani Ribisi are the latest actors to saddle up for Seth MacFarlane’s western comedy “A Million Ways to Die”.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Neeson (“Taken”), saying he’ll be playing an outlaw in the “Blazing Saddles”-like film.

A Million Ways to Die follows a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) leave him for another man. When a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage. But when her outlaw husband arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. Neeson would play Theron’s outlaw husband.

Deadline says Ribisi (“Gangster Squad”) has also joined the cast, playing a character Jonah Hill was originally set to play.