Emile Hirsch Scores Lead in John Belushi Biopic


Emile Hirsch Scores Lead in John Belushi Biopic

Hes extremely selective about the jobs that he takes, and it seems Steve Conrads untitled biopic about John Belushi has caught the attention of Emile Hirsch.

The Speed Racer stud has been cast in the lead role and will report for duty when the project begins filming in New York City this spring.

Conrad is also serving as the writer of the film, as he adapted the script from Johns widow Judy Belushi Pisanos biography Belushi, published in 2005.

Executive produced by Dan Akroyd, the flick will focus on John Belushis career highlights like Animal House, The Blues Brothers, and Saturday Night Live. He passed away in 1982 after overdosing on heroin and cocaine at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.