if you've ever wondered what 1,000 Ways to Die would be like if it were set in a fictional town during the American Old West, Seth MacFarlane has answered your prayers.
In his upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West, the Family Guy creator - who co-wrote and directed the film - stars as Albert, a nobody-type guy who falls for Charlize Theron's character, who in turn teaches him how to become a good enough gunslinger to rival Liam Neeson's villainous outlaw. The comedy - which, judging from the trailer (seen above), seems to deliver on the gore - also stars Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Neil Patrick Harris and hits theaters on May 30.
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Kanye West is to have a cameo role in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
The 35-year-old rapper was spotted filming scenes for the comedy sequel - which stars Will Ferrell as bungling news reader Ron Burgundy - on the set in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.
Kanye was dressed in an afro wig and was seen fighting with several famous faces, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sacha Baron Cohen. Anchorman 2 will feature a host of big name stars in roles, such as Liam Neeson, Will Smith, John C. Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Jane Lynch. Meryl Streep is also hoping to make an appearance in the highly anticipated movie and has even approached returning cast member Steve Carell about getting her a part.
"Meryl told me she was a huge Anchorman fan and she'd love to have a cameo in the sequel. That could be really funny. There are going to be plenty of great cameos in this movie," Steve previously said.
Liam Neeson is in talks to join the cast of A Million Ways to Die in the West.
The comedy - which Seth MacFarlane co-wrote and is set to direct and star in - involves a cowardly sheep farmer who finds courage from a mysterious woman who comes to town. The farmer's courage is tested when the woman's estranged husband (expected to be played by Neeson) returns to seek revenge.
Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, and Giovanni Ribisi are also set to star in the film, which will be MacFarlane's second venture into film, following Ted. Production is expected to begin in May.
Neeson was last seen in Taken 2.
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Famke Janssen says men are "threatened" by her in Hollywood. The 47-year-old actress - who played Bond Girl Xenia Onatopp in 1995 movie GoldenEye - believes some male actors in the industry don't feel comfortable in her presence but she refuses to change the way she is just to please guys.
"My boyfriend [Cole Frates] says men get threatened by me and I notice it sometimes. I've seen women dumb themselves down in order to deal with men in Hollywood. I've never done it. I don't know how to, I'm too Dutch. I think we're way too straightforward as people to do that."
Famke recently reprised her role in Taken 2, which sees her play the ex of Liam Neeson's alter-ego, who is still in love with her, and she enjoyed working with the 60-year-old actor again because he is "so talented and handsome." She explained, "Oh my God, fantastic. He is so talented and handsome and tall. As a tall actress, it's not easy to find people you can actually look up to rather than look down on. In the story, he's married to his work and I think that would be problematic in a relationship.
Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna loved being surrounded by men on the set of Battleship.
The former Sports Illustrated swimwear model and the "California King Bed" hitmaker appear in the action movie opposite actors including Liam Neeson and Taylor Kitsch and the pair loved working with their male counterparts because they are both tomboys at heart, although Brooklyn was jealous that Rihanna had more action scenes.
"Rihanna and I didn't get to spend too much time together and I don't want to speak for her but I think what we have in common is that we both loved being on set with boys, we're both tomboys at heart so it was great. There was a lot of gun envy, Rihanna got to fire lots of guns. I got to do gun training and stunt training but the scenes were cut," Brooklyn said.
Brooklyn stars as Samantha the daughter of Liam's character Admiral Shane, in the movie about a huge battle between aliens and a fleet of US navy warships and although she found the Irish actor intimidating at first, she loved working with him.
Liam Neeson's rumored role in The Dark Knight Rises has been confirmed.
The 59-year-old actor will reprise his part of Ra's al Ghul for the forthcoming movie, despite his character being killed off in 2005's Batman Begins, with the news revealed in Warner Bros' production notes for his latest film Wrath of the Titans.
"Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's action flick Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thriller The Dark Knight Rises," the note read.
The confirmation comes amid speculation Liam would star as Ra's al Ghul in flashback scenes after he was previously spotted on set dressed as the character. However, Liam insists he is only going to have a "cameo" appearance in the motion picture. When asked if he is appearing in The Dark Knight Rises, he told CNN, "I think so. I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure if I'm still in it. It's a cameo - let's put it that way - if it still survives."
Liam Neeson’s cameo won’t be included in The Hangover: Part II after all. The actor was brought in to a play a tattoo artist, replacing actor Mel Gibson when the movie’s cast refused to work with him. Neeson was needed on set for a few reshoots (as the scene had already been filmed), but he was too busy on the set of Clash of the Titans 2 to work it in.
The Hangover: Part II is due in theaters in May, and director Todd Phillips just couldn’t wait. Actor/writer/director/poker player Nick Cassavetes will take on the role instead. Phillips says the scene is now finished, and viewers will see the Cassavetes version in theaters.
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If you were one of those who felt disappointed by the recent Clash of the Titans remake, the star of that movie has a message for you.
Although Sam Worthington really had no control over the rushed 3-D conversion – there is one thing he can apologize for.
"I think the first one, we kind of let down some people,” he admitted to Moviefone. “I think I can act f***ing better, to be honest."
Despite, or because of, the first movie’s faults, Warner Bros. decided to go forward with a sequel. Why should wary fans give the series another chance?
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- The A-Team: DVD, Blu-ray
- Cyrus: DVD, Blu-ray
- Despicable Me: DVD, Blu-ray
- Gasland: DVD
- Harsh Times: Blu-ray
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17
- Mother and Child: DVD, Blu-ray
- Nanny McPhee Returns: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Other Guys: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Town: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17**
- True Grit: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.
Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.
Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.
The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.
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