The first official synopses for two Universal flicks have been released: the live-action/CG-animated Ted and the comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Marking the feature directorial debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, Ted stars Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Patrick Warburton and Jessica Stroup. The story centers on a grown man (Wahlberg) whose wish that his childhood teddy bear would come to life comes true. MacFarlane voices the very R-rated teddy bear. The film hits theaters July 13th, 2012
Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), The Five-Year Engagement stars Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Rhys Ifans, Mindy Kaling, Lauren Weedman, David Paymer, Kevin Hart, Jacki Weaver and Dakota Johnson. Co-written by Segel and Stoller, the film follows a young couple’s (Segel and Blunt) extended engagement and the bumps and bruises that they undergo along the way. Judd Apatow is producing. Hit the jump to check out the official synopses for Ted and The Five-Year Engagement.
Genre: Live action/CG-animated comedy
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale and Seth MacFarlane as Ted
Directed by: Seth MacFarlane
Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Produced by: Scott Stuber, Seth MacFarlane, John Jacobs, Jason Clark
Executive Producer: Jonathan Mone
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller
Produced by: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Rodney Rothman
Executive Producers: Richard Vane, Jason Segel
The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. The film was written by Segel and Stoller.