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Mila Kunis, Adam Scott Consider 'Ted'

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Dec 14, 2010 | 6:09am EST

Adam ScottIn the category of things we’re pretty excited about but not that surprised by: Mila Kunis is in negotiations to play leading lady in Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming fuzzy comedy, Ted.

In case you haven’t yet noticed how much the Fox cartoon’s pudgy troubled teen, Meg, sounds remarkably like Jackie Burkhart from That 70’s Show you may live under a rock and you should know that Kunis has been the voice of Meg since season two when the show dumped actress Lacey Chabert. Thus, when MacFarlane was searching for a girlfriend for Ted’s star, Mark Wahlberg, it could have been assumed that Kunis was on the short list. (Although I’m sure her boost in fame thanks to Black Swan doesn’t hurt.)

In addition to Kunis, funny man Adam Scott of Parks and Recreation and the dearly departed Party Down, is in talks to join the cast.

The film follows Wahlberg’s character, who at a young age wished his teddy bear (Seth MacFarlane) would come to life. Fast forward to adulthood, where the bear is still very much alive and has become swarthier than a salty old sailor. Ted keeps Wahlberg from growing up and Kunis seeks solace with her douchey boss, played by Scott.

Scott’s got the comedic chops to play a fantastically sarcastic ass, and MacFarlane’s not exactly new to comedy so I’m sure he’ll use the actor to his advantage. As for Kunis, she’s got huge potential for comedy but her part seems to be a bit of a ragdoll being tossed between the two male characters, so we’ll have to wait to see what MacFarlane does to make her a bit more interesting.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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