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Amanda Seyfried Guns For 'A Million Ways to Die in the West'

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We know Amanda Seyfried can carry a tune. But can she, you know, ride into the sunset?

The "Les Miserables" star will soon time-travel from the days of the French Revolution to that of the American West as she's saddling up to join Seth MacFarlane's western comedy, "A Million Ways to Die in the West," according to Heat Vision.

"A Million Ways" revolves around a farmer (writer-director MacFarlane himself) who chickens out of a gunfight, an act of cowardice and un-manliness that prompts his girlfriend to leave him. He soon crosses paths with the wife of a notorious outlaw, who offers to teach him how to shoot in order to win his ladylove back.

Seyfried is in talks to play the role of the woman who believes a man ain't a man unless he engages in violence (with Charlize Theron already set to play MacFarlane's mentor in gunplay). The young ingenue most recently appeared in "Les Miserables" as an all-grown-up Cosette and will soon be seen in the title role of "Lovelace," the biopic of the "Deep Throat" porn star that's apparently pretty silly stuff, despite her stellar performance.

Seth MacFarlane is the toast of Hollywood after last summer's "Ted" made a bajillion dollars at the box office. He'll soon be seen as the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, with "A Million Ways to Die in the West" set to begin production in May.

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