In perhaps the most confusing news all day, Morgan Freeman, voice of God, has signed on for a role alongside a foul-mouthed teddy bear in the vulgar comedy sequel “Ted 2,” Variety reports.
Freeman, 77, will play a civil rights lawyer who helps the profane, weed-smoking teddy bear, voiced by writer and director Seth MacFarlane, with his legal troubles.
This film is much different than Freeman’s usual serious roles. He served a life sentence in “Shawshank Redemption” and was Eddie “Scrap-Iron” Dupris, an ex-fighter, in “Million Dollar Baby.” Lately, the iconic actor has taken on roles in quite different films, such as “Dolphin Tale 2,” a story about a disabled dolphin who got a prosthetic tail. (RELATED: Seth MacFarlane Sued For Stealing ‘Ted’)
Mark Wahlberg is back to play Ted’s best friend, and the film also brings on a new female lead, Amanda Seyfried. The original “Ted” premiered in 2012, and made almost $550 million. It was the highest-grossing R-rated film of the year.
The film, which has been shooting around Boston, hits theaters in June 2015.