Dito Montiel is directing the film from his own script, adapted from his book of the same name about a man who works on infomercials and is selected to appear on a late night talk show. If the deal goes through, Morgan will play Helms’ best friend.
The project is being produced by Montiel with Robin Schorr. Helms and Mike Falbo are also producing through their Pacific Electric shingle. Alex Lebovici and Michael Bien are the executive producers.
Morgan worked with Montiel on the 2011 drama “The Son of No One.” The former “30 Rock” star recently returned to the business after a car accident left him seriously injured in 2014. He gave his first TV interview following the crash on “Today” last June, made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards in September and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live” in October.
He recently wrapped production on “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube and Charlie Day. Morgan is attached to star as Redd Foxx in the Weinstein Co.’s “Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?” alongside Mike Epps as Pryor.
Morgan is repped by CAA, and Hansen Jacobson Teller Hoberman Newman Warren Richman Rush and Kaller. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.