Tracy Morgan might soon be tackling a more serious movie role. While chatting with NME, Tracy Morgan’s Coming 2 America co-star Jermaine Fowler revealed that he might play Louis Armstrong one day in a biopic.
Jermaine said, “I would love to see him do something dramatic. In fact, he showed us a clip of a movie he’s financing that’s really, really dope. He wants to play Louis Armstrong in a biopic and I believe he can do it.”
He added, “He sounds exactly like him and looks exactly like him, and I was blown away by it. If he can truly pull that off I think it’ll put Tracy on another level altogether.”
This isn’t the first time that the idea of Tracy playing Louis came up. Per People, he’s mentioned wanting to lay the jazz legend on many occasions.
He once referenced Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and told Conan O’Brien, “I’m ready. Our lives run parallel, I really believe this is a beautiful world. With all the scams and judgery and broken dreams, it’s still a beautiful place to be.” He also spoofed Louis Armstrong in the past on Saturday Night Live.