Emile Hirsch Set To Play John Belushi

Emile Hirsch (“Into the Wild,” “Prince Avalanche”) is now confirmed to be playing late legendary comedian John Belushi in the Steve Conrad-directed untitled biopic

The story will cover the heights of Belushi’s fame in “The Blues Brothers,” “Animal House” and on “Saturday Night Live.” It will also deal with his death at age 33 from an overdose of a mixture of cocaine and heroin at the Chateau Marmont.

Conrad adapted the script from the book “Belushi” by Judith Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby. Shooting is scheduled to begin in spring in New York

Source: Variety