30 Rock” actor Tracy Morgan will star in and produce “Freshman Roommates,” a comedy feature inspired by the ubiquitous e-mail scams purporting to be sent by a Nigerian prince looking for help in accessing his fortune.
The film for Montecito and Paramount Pictures asks the question what if one of the emails isn’t a scam. The story kicks off when a young man answers one such email during a drunken stupor. Soon thereafter, the spoiled son of a deposed African dictator (Morgan) shows up at his door, looking to secure his inheritance.
TJ Miller (“Cloverfield”) will co-star in the film, which was written as a starring vehicle for Morgan by standup veterans John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, reports Variety.
Morgan is producing via his Street Life banner. The actor most recently appeared in the Sony comedy “First Sunday” and lends his voice to the Disney CGI picture “G-Force,” which opens July 24.