Tracy Morgan, Emmy Awards 2015, Show

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Tracy Morgan is headed back to the big screen!

E! News has learned the comedian and actor is in negotiations to join the cast of New Line's upcoming comedy Fist Fight.

According to The Wrap, which first reported the news, Morgan will join Ice Cube and Charlie Day when production starts later this month in Atlanta.

The movie tells the story of a mild-mannered teacher (Day) who is challenged to a fist fight by a much tougher colleague (Cube). Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris will play the school's principal while Jillian Bell will play a guidance counselor.

The new gig comes after E! News confirmed that Morgan will return to Saturday Night Live on Oct. 17 to host the popular NBC late-night show.

It will be the second time the newlywed has hosted the show and one of his first TV performances since he was severely injured in a deadly bus crash in June 2014.

During a surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmy Awards this past weekend to present the evening's final award, Best Drama Series, Morgan thanked family and friends for all their support throughout his recovery.

"I miss you guys so much," Morgan explained. "Jimmy Kimmel said on this stage [last year] that we'll see you back here next year, Tracy Morgan. Well, thanks to my amazing doctors and the support of my family and my beautiful new wife, I'm here standing on my own two feet."

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