Mark Wahlberg will star in Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut.
The movie is Ted, a hybrid live-action/CGI R-rated comedy.
“Wahlberg will play an average Boston guy, normal except for the fact for the childhood wish he made that his teddy bear could come to life — and it did,” according to reports. “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 voice the bear. Family Guy‘s Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild also wrote the script. The film is set for a $65 million budget and they are targeting an R-rating.