Seth MacFarlane's film debut? A comedy about a man and his Teddy bear
Only Seth MacFarlane could get away with an R-rated feature film about a man and his Teddy bear. The Family Guy creator is working out a deal with Universal Pictures and financiers Media Rights Capital about such a movie, titled Ted. MacFarlane, who pulls triple duty on American Dad, Family Guy and The Cleveland Show, would direct the film, his first feature, by year’s end if the deal can be sealed. He would also provide the voice for the CG-animated teddy bear, who comes between the guy and his girlfriend. The script, from MacFarlane and Family Guy writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, centers on a seemingly normal man who, as a child, made a wish that he could talk to his bear, only to have his bear come alive. The bear grows up alongside the man and their relationship isn’t really questioned until the man’s girlfriend poses an ultimatum: her or the bear. Who would play the girlfriend? Sources tell EW.com that MacFarlane wants to cast his pal Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), who has voiced Meg Griffin on Family Guy since 1999.