Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Morgan Freeman set to join Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

Although Seth MacFarlane ran into a brick wall with the massive box office disappointment of A Million Ways to Die in the West (I still thought it was pretty funny), he's undoubtedly one of the most bankable comedic names in Hollywood. Ted was one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies ever back in 2012 and the sequel, Ted 2, should be a huge hit as well. MacFarlane will step back into the director's chair once again and Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Jessica Barth and Patrick Warburton will all reprise their roles. Before today, the biggest new addition to the cast was Amanda Seyfried, who also appeared in A Million Ways to Die in the West. However, a new report indicates that a much more famous supporting actor will be joining the cast.

Variety is reporting that Morgan Freeman will be joining the cast of Ted 2 and will play an integral role in the plot of the film. According to Variety's sources, Freeman will be playing a famed civil rights lawyer who comes into play when Ted runs into some legal issues. Sounds like a very funny role. Freeman has the ability to elevate every single movie that he's in and I have a feeling that he'll do a great job in Ted 2. I never saw the original Ted, but I'm just going to assume that I would enjoy it. I'm excited for the sequel and more of MacFarlane's raunchy humor on the big screen. Ted 2 will be hitting theaters on June 26, 2015.

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