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Liam Neeson Has a Role in 'Ted 2'

Seth MacFarlane had a pretty successful debut as a feature film director when the TV titan called the shots on the raunchy comedy Ted. That twisted coming-of-age tale about a man and his talking teddy bear scored a mostly positive critical reception (read our review) while breaking the bank at the box office ($218.8 million).

Despite using his involvement with one of the highest-grossing R-rated comedies of all-time as a principle selling point, MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West could not reach the bar that Ted set. The former proved to be a commercial flop with unfavorable review scores earlier this year - and thus, the Family Guy creator went from having a bright future in cinema to being in need of a comeback.

Luckily for him, his next movie will be a sequel to Ted, the aptly titled Ted 2, which is currently set for a June 2015 theatrical premiere. Mark Wahlberg is returning to star alongside his CGI thunder buddy for life, and he's being joined by some big names for this second installment. Amanda Seyfried will be playing John's (Wahlberg) new girlfriend (?) and a few weeks ago we learned that Morgan Freeman is portraying Ted's lawyer.

Now, we know of another respected thespian who has taken a part in Ted 2. MacFarlane himself revealed via Twitter that none other than Liam Neeson will be appearing in the film:

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Liam Neeson Has a Role in 'Ted 2'