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Monday, October 28, 2013

Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi in biopic

Emile Hirsch has landed the role of John Belushi in the upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad. Filming is set to start in New York City in the spring. Conrad is directing from his own script adapted from the biography, "Belushi," written by Judy Belushi Pisano and Tanner Colby.
Hirsch has previously starred in Into the Wild, Alpha Dog, Milk, Savages, and has recently filmed the television mini-series Bonnie and Clyde

The biopic will cover Belushi's life and height of fame including the timeframe of The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live, and Animal House. It will also cover his most famous SNL skit characters such as the samurai, Joe Cocker, William Shatner, Marlon Brando, and Elizabeth Taylor. It will also cover Belushi's unexpected death at age 33 by an overdose of a heroin/cocaine mixture.

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