Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Indie Biopic

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Emile Hirsch to Play John Belushi in Indie Biopic
Emile Hirsch has been cast as “Saturday Night Live” alum John Belushi in an upcoming biopic from writer-director Steve Conrad, TheWrap has learned. Hirsch will have to gain weight to play Belushi, who died from a tragic drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982 at the age of 33. Michael Chiklis played Belushi in the 1989 movie “Wired,” which Belushi’s family and friends refused to support. // Conrad’s project boasts their cooperation, with Belushi’s widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, producing and Belushi’s “Blues Brothers” co-star Dan Aykroyd executive producing. Emjag’s Alexandra Milchan and Bonnie Timmerman are also producing with Scott Lambert.
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