Home » Movie News » Official : Emile Hirsh is John Belushi

Official : Emile Hirsh is John Belushi

Go on, share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

It’s official : Emile Hirsh will wear the dark shades of the late John Belushi in a biopic on the stout, sensational Blues Brother.

Steve Conrad (serving as writer and director) picked Hirsh, known for his weighty turns in such flicks as “Into the Wild” and “Killer Joe”, over several other Belushi-apt candidates.

Unlike the ’80s bio on Belushi, the ill-fated “Wired”, the new untitled Belushi project will be less of an authorized chronicle of the comic actor’s rise and fall, and more of an official last cinematic word. Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s friend and “Blues Brothers” co-star, will executive produce the picture. Judy Belushi, the actor’s widow, is also on the board of producers.

Hirsh next appears in the telepic “Bonnie & Clyde”, and will be seen on the big screen as part of the ensemble for Pete Berg’s “Lone Survivor”.

Go on, share this!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Caffeinated Clint

The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.
Tags

Similar posts

Login

Lost your password?