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September 20, 2013 at 07:19 PM EDT

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Current Status
In Season
116 minutes
Wide Release Date
Neil Patrick Harris, Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron
Seth MacFarlane
Bluegrass Films
Western, Comedy

Sounds like Neil Patrick Harris is playing the town jerk in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming cowboy-comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West.

MacFarlane wrote, directed, and stars in the western-themed film, playing a sheep farmer.

EW learned in our Google+ hangout with the Emmy’s host that Harris’ character, Foy, steals Seth MacFarlane’s girlfriend (to be played by Amanda Seyfried).

“I play a guy named Foy, who runs the moustachery… his [Seth MacFarlane’s] girl, Amanda Seyfried, leaves him for someone classier in town like this guy [at which Harris points to himself] who runs the moustachery, so I’m kind of the Billy Zabka of the movie,” Harris said of the role.

In case you need a refresher on your Karate Kid-isms, Zabka was the perennial prep jerk Johnny Lawrence in the ’80s teen flicks.

Harris also gave us a snippet of fellow cast member Sarah Silverman’s role: “She plays a town whore, she’s super funny.”

Facial hair, philandering, and Seth MacFarlane – talk about A Million Ways to get people to watch your western.

The rest of the cast will also include Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, and Giovanni Ribisi.

A Million Ways to Die in the West will be released May 30, 2014.

Watch the rest of our hangout with NPH here:


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