Morgan Freeman Lands Juicy Role in ‘Ted 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Morgan Freeman is set to join the cast of Universal and MRC’s “Ted 2.”

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Freeman would play an iconic civil rights lawyer who comes into the picture when Ted needs to resolve some legal issues.

Seth MacFarlane, who is back writing, directing and voicing the titular vulgar teddy bear, was said to be looking for high-profile actor to join the cast in a fun role and showed interest in Freeman from the start.

Currently filming in Boston, “Ted 2” stars Mark Wahlberg and the the majority of the original supporting cast. Actress Amanda Seyfried has also joined the R-rated comedy, and several pop culture and A-list cameos expected in the sequel.

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Co-written by Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, “Ted 2” is produced by Scott Stuber with MRC co-financing the pic.

It hits theaters June 26, 2015.

The original “Ted,” co-starring Mila Kunis, grossed a whopping $549 million worldwide including $218 million at the domestic box office.

Freeman, who is repped by CAA, was most recently seen in Universal’s “Lucy” and can be seen in “Dolphin Tale 2.”

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  1. Damien says:

    I…am not sure to be mildly interested…or completely terrified of what this movie may become. :P

  2. Marilyn Rowe, Elmira, Ontario. says:

    I love Morgan Freeman. I just saw Kiss the Girls and then read the book again. I thoroughly enjoyed Driving Miss Daisy. Keep Healthy Morgan we don’t want to lose you. I’d like you on The Women’s Club with Angie Harmon and I’d like to see a movie that includes Mamma Nana.

  3. cherie2015 says:

    Don’t you mean ‘Ted 2’ lands Morgan Freeman?

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