Tracy Morgan was photographed filming scenes for new comedy Fist Fight in Atlanta
Tracy Morgan‘s much-anticipated return to the screen is officially in progress.
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.