Morgan Freeman has reportedly joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s sequel to 2012’s Ted.

Morgan Freeman In 'Ted 2'

In Ted 2, Freeman will play a legendary civil rights lawyer who will step in to help Ted achieve justice through the legal system, according to Variety. Further plot details have yet to be revealed. MacFarlane, who was interested in having another high-profile actor join the cast, had reportedly long been hoping to get Freeman involved in the project.

MacFarlane will be back behind the camera for Ted 2, helming the picture from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. He'll also reprise the voice-acting role of the ascerbic Boston-accented stuffed animal Ted. Mark Wahlberg is also returning in the part of Ted's companion. Replacing Mila Kunis in the leading lady role is Amanda Seyfried.

The original Ted earned $218 million at the domestic box office and $549 million worldwide.

In addition to Ted 2, Freeman has three films in post-production, including We the People, Last Knights and London Has Fallen. His film with Diane Keaton, Ruth & Alex, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend.

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