Tracy Morgan will star in and produce the comedy Freshman Roommates for Montecito and Paramount Pictures, reports Variety.
TJ Miller (Cloverfield) will also star in the film that is inspired by the proliferation of email scams purporting to be sent by a Nigerian prince looking for help in accessing his fortune.
Freshman Roommates 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.
The project reteams Morgan with his “30 Rock” executive producer David Miner, who is executive producing “Roommates” alongside his 3 Arts colleague Dave Becky.
Standup veterans John Mulaney and Nick Kroll wrote the screenplay, which they crafted as a starring vehicle for Jordan.