22 October 2013 9:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

John Belushi will always be remembered as a comic genius who died too young, and his drug-fueled life made his early death a tragedy.  A biopic has been in the works for years with The Hangover director Todd Phillips attached to helm the picture.  THR is now reporting that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty screenwriter Steve Conrad will direct from a script he co-wrote with Phillips.  The project will be an indie feature, and Conrad has already started looking at actors who could play the iconic comedian. Hit the jump for more. According to THR, Conrad has already met with Emile Hirsch and Workaholics star Adam Devine about the role, and Joaquin Phoenix has also been linked to the part.  And yes, I agree these slim gentleman are unexpected choices to play the heavyset Belushi, but I can personally attest that putting on weight isn't difficult.  However, I'm a »

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