Mark Wahlberg, hot off buddy comedy “The Other Guys”, will team for another mismatched couple flick. His co-star in this next one, though? [drum roll….] A giant life-size Teddy Bear!
The Oscar Nominated actor will star in ”Ted”, the R-rated directorial debut of ”Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. Says Deadline, ”Wahlberg will play an average Boston guy who’s normal except for the childhood wish he made that his teddy bear could come to life — and it did. Years later, the boy is an adult, and the bear is still his best friend. But the bear, a carousing, irresponsible slacker, is getting in the way of his buddy committing to adulthood and the girl he loves. MacFarlane will provide the voice of the bear, which will be brought to life through CG in an otherwise live action format.”
MacFarlane wrote the script with fellow “Family Guy” scribes Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.