Mark Wahlberg is in final talks to star in Seth MacFarlane's feature directorial debut Ted, for Universal Pictures.

According to Variety, the comedy centers on a grown man whose cherished teddy bear comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.

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Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) will voice the CGI teddy bear.

Seth MacFarlane penned the script with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who also will produce.