Reuniting The Gambler star Mark Wahlberg with his pint-sized companion, the clip sees the thunder buddies in a spot of legal bother with Ted having to prove his credentials as human by providing a valuable contribution to society (okay, stop sniggering at the back). Such a predicament will see the dynamic, foul-mouthed duo encounter Morgan Freeman’s sharp-suited lawyer and Amanda Seyfried’s Samantha Lesley Jackson — cue the comparisons to a certain other Samuel L. Jackson.
It’s the latter star who will also turn out to be a love interest for Wahlberg’s John Bennett — in lieu of Mila Kunis — while Ted encounters relationship quandaries of his own when he and his new wife make plans to have a baby. Interestingly, Liam Nesson is absent from this newly-released trailer, though we assume the Northern Irish actor will either make a small cameo appearance or, on the other hand, Universal is reserving his debut as the film’s villain. Alas, this is merely conjecture at this point in time.
Rounding out the star-studded cast are Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn, Richard Schiff, Patrick Warburton as Guy, Morgan Freeman and Michael Dorn. According to early reports, Sam J. Jones is also on board to reprise his role as Flash Gordan, John’s childhood hero.
MacFarlane and Co. will return for another bout of mayhem when Ted 2 arrives in theaters on June 26.
Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.