Morgan Freeman Joins 'Ted 2'

Morgan Freeman

Anyone who's been paying even the slightest bit of attention to Family Guy over the last 11 seasons knows that Seth MacFarlane seems to have a fairly incredible knack for getting surprising people to take part in his funny games -- and now we can add Morgan Freeman to that list, because Freeman has apparently just signed on for a role in Ted 2.

Freeman joins Amanda Seyfried on the list of new additions for the sequel to MacFarlane's Mark Wahlberg-led 2012 hit, which raked in nearly $550 million worldwide in spite of its R rating (and in spite of a story following the ribald exploits of a talking teddy bear and his manchild pal). MacFarlane, who's also writing and directing, returns as the voice of Ted; Wahlberg will reprise his co-starring role, and Mila Kunis is reportedly also reappearing, albeit in a reduced capacity.

Variety calls Freeman's role "juicy," saying he'll play "an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues." The film, currently shooting in Boston, is due to arrive in theaters on June 26, 2015.

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