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.
Seems Freeman isn’t the last name to be announced for the film, either, as Variety went on to reveal that “several pop culture and A-list cameos” are also scheduled for this summer’s shoot. This means that we might get some even bigger names to top those who appeared in the original. Ted’s infamous party had Sam L. Jones from Flash Gordon stop by, and if you recall, John interrupted Norah Jones mid-concert.
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) is back in the saddle for the follow-up. Voicing the crude teddy, he’ll be on scripting duties once more and behind the lens calling the shots. The original outing, released in 2012, went on to become one of the year’s biggest box office draws. It took in a huge $549 million worldwide – an unprecedented amount considering its R-rating. Let’s hope that the sequel can live up to its predecessor.
Ted 2 will arrive in theatres on June 26th, 2015.