Tracy Morgan was photographed filming scenes for new comedy Fist Fight in Atlanta

By Lindsay Kimble
October 08, 2015 02:20 PM
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Tracy Morgan‘s much-anticipated return to the screen is officially in progress.

The actor was spotted in costume on the Atlanta, Georgia, set of his first film since the deadly 2014 traffic accident that left him hospitalized in critical condition.

The comedy Fist Fight will feature Morgan, 46, as a high school staff member alongside Charlie Day as an English teacher who accidentally crosses a colleague played by Ice Cube. The rapper’s menacing character subsequently challenges Day’s mild-mannered Andy to a schoolyard brawl.

On the set, Morgan wore what looked like an athletic coach’s uniform, complete with a whistle around his neck, as he leaned on a golf cart.

The role is Morgan’s first big-screen part since 2014’s Top Five, and the first since the crash that fractured his leg and put him in a two-week long coma. The multi-vehicle accident on the New Jersey Turnpike also took the life of Morgan’s friend and mentor James McNair.

The actor has been making a well-received return to show business recently. He garnered a standing ovation at the Emmys last month, and will host Saturday Night Live on Oct. 17.

“Only recently have I started to feel like myself again,” the actor said during his Emmys appearance.

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