Universal Takes on Seth MacFarlane’s Ted


Universal Pictures has acquired Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, an R-rated comedy that will mark the feature directorial debut of the “Family Guy” creator, reports Deadline New York.

Carrying a budget of $65 million, the Media Rights Capital project is described as a “‘Hard R’ comedy about a man and his teddy bear” and will mix live action and CG, according to the site.

MacFarlane will also co-star and provide the voice for the CG-generated title character. MacFarlane wrote the script with “Family Guy’s” Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.

MacFarlane is expected to work the film around his duties on “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show” and “American Dad!” for Fox.