Amanda Seyfried to star in ‘Ted 2’

'Les Miserables' actress to star in follow-up to Seth MacFarlane's comedy

Amanda Seyfried will star in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2, it has been revealed.

Deadline says that the Les Miserables, Mean Girls and Jennifer’s Body actress has agreed to appear in the follow-up to the 2012 comedy and will play the love interest of Mark Wahlberg. Mila Kunis, who starred in the first film, is expected to return but in a smaller role.

Ted, which starred Wahlberg opposite a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking teddy bear, was one of 2012’s surprise box office successes. Written and directed by Family Guy creator MacFarlane, the R-rated comedy film grossed over $500 million (£310 million) worldwide.

Speaking in January last year, MacFarlane said that “everybody involved” was keen to make a sequel but admitted that “it has not been officially signed off on yet”.

In the meantime, MacFarlane’s second big screen directorial effort, a comedy western called A Million Ways To Die, will open in cinemas on May 30, 2014. MacFarlane also stars in the film, heading up an impressive ensemble cast that includes Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris.