Morgan Freeman to play wise old man in movie to be decided later

MORGAN Freeman has agreed to appear in a wise, solemn but twinkling role in a film yet to be conceived.

The movie, which could be a superhero one, a zany romantic comedy or an animation for kids, will be anchored by the veteran star’s crinkled smile and dignified grey hair.

A DreamWorks spokesman said: “Morgan Freeman was the first person we thought of for this film, none of the rest of which has been thought of yet.

“He will be perfect as Sir Alex Ferguson, Inspector Morse, a blind cellist on the streets of Los Angeles, a talking truck or the Dead Kennedy’s Jello Biafra.

“An Academy Award? Well, we expect him at least to be nominated.”

The spokesman also confirmed that, whatever the movie, Freeman will be the only member of the cast who is not white.