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.
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- Steve Palace
There’s going to be a pair of talented voices in the sequel to Ted.
Ted 2 is set to be released in theaters June 26, 2015.
- Teresa Jue
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
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
Set for release in the Summer of 2016, Ted 2 is getting its cast together, with Variety reporting Morgan Freeman will be joining the sequel to the hit comedy as a famous civil rights lawyer who comes to the aid of everybody's favorite foul mouthed CGI teddy bear. The full plot is still been kept under wraps, but this casting hints towards Ted dealing with some serious legal issues. Seth McFarlane returns as writer, director, and voice of the titular teddy bear, with Mark Wahlberg and much of the original cast also returning. Freeman joins Amanda Seyfried as the second new comer to the project, and no doubt McFarlane has something fun in store for his character. Ted is set for release June 26th 2015. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Freeman would play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.
Seth MacFarlane, who is back writing, directing and voicing the titular vulgar teddy bear, was said to be looking for high-profile actor to join the cast in a fun role and showed interest in Freeman from the start.
Currently filming in Boston, “Ted 2″ stars Mark Wahlberg and the the majority of the original supporting cast. Actress Amanda Seyfried has also joined the R-rated comedy, and several pop culture and A-list cameos expected in the sequel.
- Justin Kroll
Seth MacFarlane's brand of humor has always been deeply rooted in pop culture with his animated series constantly mocking celebrities and famous movies. While A Million Ways To Die In The West failed to succeed the same way that Ted did, hopefully adding some famous faces willing to mock themselves will help the foul-mouthed stuffed animal sequel top the charts again. The Hollywood Reporter says that Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of Ted 2. MacFarlane will write and »
- Alex Maidy
A Hologram For The King, the upcoming drama that reunites Tom Hanks with his Cloud Atlas director Tom Tykwer, has drawn attention from buyers in Toronto, with Lotus Entertainment closing multiple international territories. The film doesn't yet have a U.S. distributor. The adaptation of the Dave Eggers' best-seller about a failed American businessman who tries to sell his idea to a wealthy Arab monarch co-stars Sarita Choudhury (Homeland), Omar Elba (Intelligence), Tracey Fairaway (Enough Said), David Menkin (Zero Dark Thirty) and Tom Skerritt (Ted). Lotus sold Hologram to Scandinavia, Benelux, Poland, Portugal and all of Latin American
- Scott Roxborough
Nothing but good vibrations here! Mark Wahlberg missed his brother Donnie Wahlberg's wedding to Jenny McCarthy on Sunday, Aug. 31 — but not because he didn't want to be there. As the Ted actor explained in a video posted to Facebook, he couldn't attend because of his daughter's birthday. "Congratulations, guys! Congratulations from all of us. Wish we could be there — it's Ella's birthday today," Mark, 43, said in the Aug. 30 clip, which showed him with his wife, Rhea Durham, and their four kids. "I [...] »
In many ways this was always going to be a ‘Marking Time’ summer. The hoopla of debuting blockbusters was constantly being eclipsed by breaking news about the big summer movies of 2015/16. With photos and plot details being drip-fed all summer from the sets of Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ulton and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, it took a bit of effort to get genuinely excited about the upcoming fourth Transformers movie.
There was an orderly, uncontroversial tone to the summer line-up this year; everybody behaved as predicted. There were no Lone Rangers or John Carters; no Battleship-level disasters. The biggest disappointments of the season were probably Seth MacFarlane’s Ted follow-up, A Million Ways to Die in The West and the entirely unwanted Expendables 3 (which scraped back $27m; barely enough to cover the cod liver oil and Sanatogen allowance for the cast).
Instead, the malaise was »
- Cai Ross
Mark Wahlberg Skipping Brother's Wedding
Mark, 43, can’t attend his brother Donnie’s wedding because of a prior commitment – his daughter Ella’s 11th birthday, according to E! News. The actor will be filming Ted in Boston Tuesday on her birthday, so wanted to be able to spend time with her over the weekend. In lieu of attending the nuptials, Mark sent out a congratulatory tweet to the happy couple.
Congratulations @DonnieWahlberg and @JennyMcCarthy, so happy for you both today.
— Mark Wahlberg (@mark_wahlberg) August 30, 2014
Mark, his wife Rhea Durham and their four children – Ella, Grace, Brendan and Michael – also recorded a video for Donnie and McCarthy.
While Ella’s birthday is to blame according to Mark’s reps, other sources are »
The Arrow is going to meet No. 1 fan. The CW series is adding Carrie Cutter (a.k.a. Cupid) to season three and EW can exclusively report that Supernatural alum Amy Gumenick has been cast in the role. As in the comics, Cupid will be a lethal villainness with a dangerously obsessive crush on The Arrow. (Surely at least a few Arrow fans can relate?)
Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg created the character during his run on the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic book series. “I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan,” Kreisberg told EW. »
- James Hibberd
Seth MacFarlane may be famous for creating irreverent comedies like Family Guy and Ted, but he takes crooning very seriously. Holiday for Swing, his Christmas-themed follow-up to 2011's Grammy-nominated Music Is Better Than Words (due this fall via Republic Records), finds him tapping a 65-piece orchestra and veteran arranger-producer Joel McNeely to perform a handful of well-known ("Let It Snow," "Baby It's Cold Outside") and semi-obscure yuletide chestnuts (Frank Sinatra's "Christmas Dreaming," Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney's "Snow"). MacFarlane called Billboard from the Boston set of Ted 2 to reflect on
- Andrew Hampp, Billboard
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