After earning $550 million worldwide, "Ted" ended up being surprise hit, especially for an R-rated comedy about a teddy bear. A sequel was immediately announced and now comes word that Morgan Freeman has joined the film. Plot details are being kept a secret, but Variety is reporting that Freeman will play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. "Ted 2" is once again written and directed by Seth MacFarlane, who's also voicing the bear. The movie is already filming with Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried. It's expected that there will be lots of A-list cameos. "Ted 2" is set to hit theaters on June 26th, 2015. »
While A Million Ways to Die in the West has grossed only $85 million worldwide, director Seth MacFarlane found much greater success with Ted in 2012. The movie about Mark Wahlberg and his foul mouthed teddy bear earned an incredible $550 million in total, and a sequel was confirmed soon after.
Production on Ted 2 is already well under way in Boston, but a major casting addition has now been made to the highly anticipated sequel. Various sites are reporting that Morgan Freeman has joined the cast as an “iconic” civil rights lawyer who attempts to help Ted resolve some legal issues.
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Back in April, Box Office Mojo made specific box office predictions for 20 Summer 2014 releases. At that time, it looked like it was going to be a tough Summer to predict; that theory turned out to be more true than we had imagined.Half of our picks were wildly off, which is a significant increase over past years. These inaccuracies can be chalked up to a few poor assumptions made ahead of the season.First, the predictions were made based on the assumption that July had to be the highest-grossing month of the Summer. This was based on the fact that July has been the highest-grossing month of the year in each of the last 25 years. Remarkably, July wound up being the worst month of the Summer, and as a result July releases like Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Deliver Us From Evil, Tammy, Planes: Fire & Rescue and Hercules were all noticeably overestimated. »
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Freeman has been cast as a civil rights lawyer who steps up to defend Ted in a highly-controversial court case, reports Variety.
Production on the Ted sequel is currently underway in Boston.
With a movie like Ted or, more relevant to this discussion, Ted 2, there are two types of casting, beyond confirmation of original stars returning: The kind we want to hear about and the kind we probably don't, and hopefully won't. The latter applies to the anticipated celebrity cameos whose arrivals play out best when you don't know they're coming. Morgan Freeman would be a prime candidate for such a random appearance, however news that he's boarding the cast of Seth MacFarlane's anticipated Ted followup indicates that his arrival isn't one of the reported cameos. Variety has reported confirmation today that Morgan Freeman has signed on to play "an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues." Are Ted's civil liberties in jeopardy in some way? It causes us to wonder, what rights does a talking bear have in this country? »
It came as no surprise when Universal announced that Ted, Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy about a sentient teddy bear who grows up alongside his owner, was going to get a sequel. Despite its R rating, the first movie ended up grossing nearly $550 million at the worldwide box office and scored enough laughs to earn a generally positive critical response.
The foul-mouthed bear will return in Ted 2, set for release in summer 2015, joined once again by Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis (though Kunis will only have a small role), as well as by Amanda Seyfried, who will play the new female lead. Based on plot hints that Wahlberg recently dropped, it wouldn’t be ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Even God himself isn’t offended by the foul-mouthed antics of a stoner teddy bear. The man upstairs with his unmistakable booming voice, Morgan Freeman, will be sharing screentime with the pint-sized plushie for next summer’s Ted 2.
With shooting already underway on the sequel, Freeman will be heading out to Boston to join production. Returning cast members include Mark Wahlberg as Ted’s best buddy John; Mila Kunis in a brief cameo as John’s girlfriend, and Amanda Barth as Ted’s checkout girlfriend, Tami-Lynn.
Freeman won’t be the only new kid in class though, as Amanda Seyfried has taken the baton from Kunis and will take over as the female lead. According to Variety, Freeman will “play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.” We can already sense a cuss-ridden verbal sparring between the pair. »
- Gem Seddon
Now in the record books as the highest-grossing original R-rated movie of all time, Ted is all set to return to the big screen next summer. Seth MacFarlane is back as the voice of the titular stuffed bear, alongside the returning Mark Wahlberg as his owner John Bennett. Mila Kunis is set to reappear as well as John’s fiance Lori, but it is unclear how big her role may be, considering that A Million Ways To Die In The West co-star Amanda Seyfried has been set as the new female lead for a while now.
Also, as reported today by the Daily Mail, Flash Gordon himself Sam Jones will appear once again as the 80’s hero. The actor was seen on set over »
- Scott Davis
For a heavyweight actor Morgan Freeman has certainly thrown his weight behind some (shall we say) diverse projects, proving himself as unafraid of a big paycheque as he is a meaty part. For every Shawshank Redemption there’s a Hard Rain. But his next film could straddle the two stools with a confirmed involvement in Ted 2.
Writer/director Seth MacFarlane is further tottering the tower of the scatologically-inclined bear sequel by reportedly casting Freeman as “an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues”. So it looks like the Oscar winner will be satirizing his ‘worthy’ status as well as poking a couple of hornets’ nests with an especially pointy stick.
Source: Variety »
- Steve Palace
It’s something we’ve felt like we have been waiting forever for, but the Family Guy’s “The Simpsons Guy” episode is almost upon us – and Fox have been ever so generous to show the public some new images.
In the season premiere of Family Guy, we find The Griffins on a road trip, and they somehow find themselves in Springfield. While there, they meet and befriend The Simpsons clan. In the one hour long episode we will see Bart and Stewie becoming friends, Lois and Marge bonding over their husbands, and even Meg showing a talent for the saxophone. The episode is written by Patrick Meighan and directed by Peter Shin.
While we already had a nice little preview of the show at this year’s Comic-Con, the new images show us just what we can expect…we even get a cameo appearance from another family man on the network, »
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Morgan Freeman will join the cast of Universal and Mrc's “Ted 2,” the actor's representative told TheWrap on Wednesday. In the follow-up to the hit about a foul-mouthed stuffed bear named Ted, Freeman will play a civil rights lawyer who helps Ted resolve legal issues. The film is currently in production in Boston and is bringing back much of the original cast, including Mark Wahlberg. Seth MacFarlane is writing, directing and will voice Ted. The original film grossed $218 million domestically. Freeman is an executive producer on upcoming CBS pilot “Madam Secretary” starring Tea Leoni and recently voiced Vitruvius in “The Lego Movie, »
- Gina Hall
Freeman will reportedly play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.
MacFarlane was reportedly said to be looking for a high-profile actor to play what has been deemed a fun role, and showed interest in Freeman from the start.
The comedy sequel is currently filming in Boston and features the majority of the original supporting cast.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Morgan Freeman will be spending some time helping out a foul-mouthed teddy bear. The actor has joined the cast of Ted 2, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Seth MacFarlane returns to write, direct and voice the obscene teddy bear while Mark Wahlberg will return to star. Amanda Seyfried has also joined the cast of Universal and Mrc's sequel. Ted 2 is currently filming and is produced by Scott Stuber. It's slated for release on June 26, 2015. Ted, which hit theaters in June 2012, went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated film of the year and the
- Rebecca Ford
Back in July, Fox debuted an extended five-minute clip from Family Guy's Season 13 premiere, "The Simpsons Guy", a crossover with the long-running animated hit The Simpsons. With just under three weeks until this one-hour TV event takes place, Fox has debuted new photos from this highly-anticipated episode.
The premiere follows the Griffin clan as they somehow get stranded in Springfield, where they eventually encounter The Simpsons. These images show Peter Griffin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and Homer Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) bonding over donuts before getting into a physical altercation. We also see Chris (voiced by Seth Green) trying out a pacifier alongside Maggie, Brian (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) showing contempt for Santa's Little Helper, Lisa (voiced by Yeardley Smith) trying to teach Meg (Mila Kunis) the saxophone and Bart (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) showing Stewie (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) how to skateboard. Check out these images, including »
Seth MacFarlane always likes to pepper his projects with pop cultural references and respectable actors doing outrageous things for a laugh, and 2012’s Ted was no exception. The sequel to the talking teddy comedy is going the same route, with Morgan Freeman set to take a role.MacFarlane is already shooting the sequel in Boston, with Mark Wahlberg and a swathe of the supporting cast back for more, Amanda Seyfried joining as a potential love interest for Wahlberg’s John Bennett and another new addition in the shape of Richard Schiff.While the story for the new movie is still largely a secret, Variety reports that Freeman will be a famous civil rights lawyer who helps out our furry hero (voiced once again by MacFarlane) when he needs help with some legal issues. Sounds like Ted, the bear brought to life by a Christmas wish, will have some issues proving his status. »
Morgan Freeman is following up Dolphin Tale 2 with another sequel about an adorable animal — or at least, an adorable-looking, animal-shaped creature. Freeman has just signed on for Ted 2, joining Seth MacFarlane (who voices Ted and also directs), Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, and Patrick Warburton. Hit the jump to find out how Freeman […]
- Angie Han
Ted is coming back to the big screen on June 26, 2015 and we know he’s bringing Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth and a little Mila Kunis with him, but that’s not all. It’s being reported that Morgan Freeman has officially joined the cast of Ted 2 as well. We don’t have any plot details yet, but apparently Freeman is set to play an iconic civil rights lawyer who steps in to help Ted out with some legal issues. Hit the jump for more on the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 hit. MacFarlane is writing, directing and voicing our favorite crude, horny and irresponsible big screen teddy bear again. We’ve also got Wahlberg returning as Ted’s longtime thunder buddy, John Bennett, and Barth coming back to play Ted’s girlfriend, supermarket cashier, Tami-Lynn. Seyfried will replace Kunis as the female lead, but a little while back, »
- Perri Nemiroff
While no specific story details have been given, insiders claim Morgan Freeman is playing an iconic civil rights lawyer who helps Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) take care of some legal issues. Director Seth MacFarlane wanted a major star for this role, and he had reportedly been eyeing Morgan Freeman all along.
Mark Wahlberg is returning as John Bennett, a grown man with a talking teddy bear as his best friend. Amanda Seyfried joined the cast in February as the female lead, with a majority of the Ted supporting cast returning as well, including Mila Kunis, Patrick Warburton and Jessica Barth. Our February report revealed that Mila Kunis, who played John's girlfriend Lori, will have a much smaller role in the sequel.
Variety reports that the rest »
Though production on Ted 2 is currently underway in Boston, we haven't heard much about the comedy sequel from writer, director and star Seth MacFarlane. We know that Mark Wahlberg is back along with most of the suppoting cast (though Patrick Warburton is the only one who's been confirmed). And Amanda Seyfried has the female lead. Now one more cast member has been revealed with Variety reporting that Morgan Freeman has taken the role of n iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues. And considering how obnoxious Ted is, who knows what trouble he's in. While details have been scarce on the overall plot and casting of the Universal sequel set for release on June 26th, 2015, that's because most of the supporting roles that aren't from the original film will be filled with "a mix of cameos of pop culture »
- Ethan Anderton
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