ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

Having been stalled for ages, the long-awaited John Belushi Biopic has recently gained some momentum. And it's momentum of a most important sort: 's as-yet untitled independent project has finally found its lead. Talented young actor is set to play the Blues Brothers star and brash Saturday Night Live comedian.

Emile Hirsch is best know for his roles in films Speed Racer, Milk, Into the Wild and The Girl Next Door.

The project has been in progress for years now, originally with The Hangover director in charge and Steve Conrad as writer (The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness). A whole lot of actors had also been linked to the project as would be Belushis, like , , , , and , who has already played Belushi in a TV film.

Conrad then officially took over the directing seat when the Belushi contenders were down to and . had also been mentioned as front-runner, but it seems Emile Hirsch is the winner.

(via IndieWire)


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