Emile Hirsch to Fill Belushi’s Toga
Into The Wild actor Emile Hirsch was cast as John Belushi in the upcoming untitled biopic from Steve Conrad. The film will focus on legendary comedian’s height of fame and success, so expect to see the actor in Belushi’s Animal House Toga as well as the Blues Brothers suit. The film will also portray the young comedian’s 1982 cocaine and heroin overdose that took Belushi from us at the age of 33.
The Saturday Night Live alum’s widow, Judy Belushi Pisano will produce. Close friend, Dan Akroyd will serve as the executive producer. The script is based on the 2005 biography, Belushi written by Pisano and Tanner Colby.
Hirsch and the crew will head to New York this spring to begin filming.