Western comedy to bring Charlize Theron, Seth McFarlane to New Mexico

Posted at: 04/04/2013 8:48 AM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Charlize Theron
Photo: Charlize Theron

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane and Sarah Silverman will be among the stars in New Mexico for the filming of a new western comedy dubbed "A Million Days to Die in the West."

The New Mexico Film Office says the production will begin filming in early May. The work will stretch through July. Locations include the area around Jemez Pueblo, Shiprock, Bonanza Creek and Chama.

The production is expected to employ more than 1,200 New Mexico crewmembers, 20 principal actors and another 2,000 background actors.

Co-written and directed by MacFarland, the comedy tells the story of sheep farmer who backs out of a gunfight, causing his girlfriend to leave him for another man.

A mysterious woman rides into town and falls in love with the farmer, but her outlaw husband comes looking for revenge.

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