Mark Wahlberg is in talks for the lead role in Seth MacFarlane's R-rated comedy Ted, about a 33 year old man whose Teddy Bear comes to life and poses problems for him as an adult when it gets in the way of a relationship with his girlfriend, reports Pajiba.

Universal's combination live-action and CG film, Ted, will be the feature directorial debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane.

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Yet to be cast roles include a racist homosexual, a woman obsessed with talking about men shaving their assholes, and a "Jewish-looking" person who makes anti-Semitic remarks.

No production date has been set.