MacFarlane’s TED Signs Up Joel McHale

Joel McHale is the latest addition to the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s just-heading-into-production comedy Ted. McHale will play the slimy boss of star Mark Wahlberg who is a human resources professional’s sexual harassment nightmare with his constant hitting on Wahlberg’s co-worker, to be played by Mila Kunis.

The film revolves a wish that was granted to Wahlberg’s character made as a child to have his teddy bear come to life. Two decades later, the stuffed toy, to be voiced by Family Guy creator MacFarlane, is still alive but now causing problems for his owner.

McHale has had a busy schedule of late. In addition to headlining the ensemble cast of the NBC series Community now in its sophomore year, he has roles in three films scheduled for release later this year – Spy Kids 4, What’s Your Number? And The Big Year. He will be hosting the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony tomorrow evening.

Earlier this week, Giovanni Ribisi joined the cast. Filming commenced this past Tuesday in the Boston suburb of Norwood.

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