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'Community' star Joel McHale is the latest actor to sign on to the live-action film 'Ted', written by 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane. The film has been picking up steam in the last few weeks, with actor Giovanni Ribisi signing on, and both uber-hottie Mila Kunis and actor Mark Walhberg in talks to star.
Walhberg would ostensibly be playing the main character of the film who just wants to marry his girlfriend (Kunis), who refuses to wed until he does something about his best friend Ted - his childhood teddy bear that magically came alive during a childhood wish and has since become an offensive womanizing lout. Giovanni Ribisi will reportedly be playing a man who becomes obsessed with Ted, while McHale has signed on to play Kunis's sleazy boss.
While the storyline seems pretty obvious - Wahlberg and Kunis fight, McHale swoops in, Ribisi kidnaps Ted, and it all works out in the end after Ted and Wahlberg's character pull together and help each other out blah blah blah - what makes this really interesting is that it's Seth MacFarlane at the helm (who is known for his snarky and rude non-human characters) and that they're aiming for a "hard R" rating. Having seen what he's capable of on a semi-family-friendly channel like Fox, one can only wonder how far he'll go when he's actively trying to push the limit.