Sarah Silverman in Talks to Join Seth MacFarlane’s MILLION WAYS; Tim Heidecker and Wendi McLendon-Covey Join CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

     March 18, 2013


Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane’s next feature directorial effort is adding yet another impressive castmember.  MacFarlane’s Ted follow-up, A Million Ways to Die in the West, already has Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, and Giovanni Ribisi set to star alongside MacFarlane, and now Heat Vision reports that Sarah Silverman is in negotiations to join the cast.  The Western comedy centers on a cowardly farmer who backs out of a gunfight and subsequently loses his girlfriend (Seyfried).  He later meets the wife (Theron) of a notorious outlaw who teaches him how to shoot, but runs into trouble when her outlaw husband (Neeson) returns to town seeking revenge.

Should she sign on, Silverman would play the town prostitute who has had her way with just about everyone, “but refuses to have sex with her fiancé (Ribisi), believing that as Christians the couple should wait until marriage before lying down together.”  I’d say that’s pretty spot-on casting.  Production is set to begin this spring.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning the holiday comedy A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle

wendi-mclendon-covey-a-friggin-christmas-miracleAdditionally, one half of Tim & Eric and a Reno 911! Veteran are joining the cast of the comedy A Friggin’ Christmas MiracleThe Wrap reports that Tim Heidecker (The Comedy) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) have signed on to star alongside Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Robin Williams in the film.  The story centers on a couple (McHale and Graham) who spend a Christmas with the husband’s father and his family of misfits.  Once the husband realizes that he left all of his son’s gifts at home, he, his father, and his brother hit the road in order to make the 8-hour roundtrip by sunrise.

McLendon-Covey will be playing Williams’ daughter, while Heidecker will play her husband.  A number of child actors have been added to the cast as well, including Pierce Gagnon (Looper), Bebe Wood (The New Normal), Ryan Lee (This Is 40), and Amara Miller (The Descendants).  Gagnon—who both terrified and wowed audiences in Looper—will play the son of McHale and Graham’s characters.  Production begins under director Tristram Shapeero in Atlanta soon.


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