‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ set to film in New Mexico

"The production will employ more than 1,200 New Mexico crewmembers..."

Date April 5, 2013 at 11:40 AM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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From a New Mexico Film Office press release...

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today the production of the western comedy “A Million Days to Die in the West” starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Sarah Silverman. The Media Rights Capital production will begin filming in early May 2013 through early July 2013 in and around Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock, Bonanza Creek and Chama.

The production will employ more than 1,200 New Mexico crewmembers, more than 2,000 New Mexico background talent and approximately 20 New Mexico principal actors.

MacFarlane serves as director, producer and co-writer of the film. Scott Stuber ("TED,"  "Identity Thief," "Love and Other Drugs)" and Jason Clark ("TED," "The Cabin in the Woods," "Act of Valor)" serve as producers, Wellesley Wild ("TED") and Alex Sulkin ("TED") serve as co-writers.

“A Million Ways to Die in the West” tells the story of a cowardly sheep farmer who backs out of a gunfight, causing his fickle girlfriend to leave him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

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