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CSI: Miami actor Rex Linn has joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane‘s Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, currently shooting in New Mexico.
Linn will play a small-town sheriff in the film, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron and Giovanni Ribisi.
MacFarlane, who directed the raunchy 2012 comedy Ted, is starring in, directing and co-writing the comedy, which follows a sheep farmer who loses his woman after chickening out on a gun duel. He meets a another woman who teaches him how to handle a gun and be more confident. Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin penned the screenplay with MacFarlane.
Co-financing with MRC, Universal will distribute the project. It’s scheduled to hit theaters in North America on May 30, 2014.
Linn, who starred as Frank Tripp on CSI: Miami, recently wrapped shooting a role in Devil’s Knot, the highly anticipated film starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin First about the West Memphis Three case. Linn is repped by ROAR.
Email: Rebecca.Ford@thr.com; Twitter: @Beccamford
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