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The western genre has always been ripe for a good spoofing. From "Blazing Saddles" to "Back to the Future, Part III" to "Django Unchained," oaters have been wonderfully subverted, deconstructed, and pushed into bold new territories. The newest stranger to ride into town with an agenda to take its six shooters to the western genre is "A Million Ways to Die in the West," the latest ribald confection from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. And now the first photo from the film has debuted. Yee-haw!

"A Million Ways to Die" concerns a cowardly sheep farmer (played by MacFarlane) who falls in love with a comely lass (Charlize Theron), who teaches him how to be brave. This bravery comes in handy when he is forced to duel with the lady's husband (Liam Neeson), a deadly criminal hell bent on revenge. The movie was co-written by regular MacFarlane collaborators Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, »

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