Happy 35th Anniversary to The Blues Brothers
Thirty five years ago this week, it was 1978 and Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debuted their now iconic characters, The Blues Brothers. Joliet Jake and Elwood appeared in the cold open of SNL, they they were on a mission from God to sing the blues, as they performed the song “Hey Bartender.&rdq... [Read More]
 
Ellen Page cast as John Belushi’s wife in biopic
The fast-approaching John Belushi biopic has cast another principal character, Belushi’s wife, Judith Jacklin. Last Fall we learned that Emile Hirsch will play the beloved Saturday Night Live alum who died of an overdose at the tragically young age of 33. Earlier this year, rumors let out that... [Read More]
 
Ellen Page in Talks to Play John Belushi's Wife in Belushi Biopic
by Bradford Evans Ellen Page has signed on for a supporting role in the upcoming movie about John Belushi's life. The Wrap reports that she's in negotiations to play Belushi's wife, Judith Jacklin (now known as Judy Belushi Pisano), who was his high school girlfriend who married him in 1976. The bio... [Read More]
 
Diving Into John Belushi's Lost Last Comedy, 'Noble Rot'
by Bradford Evans "The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen. John Belushi spent five years as a movie star at the end of his life, and during that time, he never starred in a movie... [Read More]
 
Miles Teller Cast as Dan Aykroyd in Upcoming Belushi Biopic
by Megh Wright Over the weekend, Emile Hirsch — who has been cast to play SNL star John Belushi in an upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad — announced that Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Project X) has been cast to play the part of Dan Aykroyd. "A shout out to Miles Teller!" Hirsch told t... [Read More]
 
Miles Teller Cast as Dan Aykroyd in Upcoming Belushi Biopic
by Megh Wright Over the weekend, Emile Hirsch — who has been cast to play SNL star John Belushi in an upcoming biopic by Steve Conrad — announced that Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, Project X) has been cast to play the part of Dan Aykroyd. "A shout out to Miles Teller!" Hirsch told t... [Read More]
 
Emile Hirsch Says John Belushi Biopic Director "Sold Me and Got Me Really, Really Excited About It"
by Bradford Evans "I was kind of surprised when I first heard about it. But I sat down with Steve Conrad, the writer-director, and he just kind of has a vision for it and was just really enthusiastic about it and he sold me and got me really, really excited about it … It's so early ... [Read More]
 
Emile Hirsch to star as John Belushi in big-screen biopic
Emile Hirsch has been tapped to star as the late John Belushi in a planned biopic on the comedian who became a star as an original cast member on Saturday Night Live, the breakout supporting character of National Lampoon's Animal House, and one-half of The Blues Brothers. Belushi died of a drug over... [Read More]
 
John Belushi biopic resuscitated
Several years ago, we wrote about The Hangover director Todd Phillips being put in charge of a biographical film about John Belushi. Warner Bros. had acquired the rights back in 2010 to develop a film based on his life, and Philips, along with screenwriter Steven Conrad, were set to bring it to life... [Read More]
 
'Walter Mitty' Writer Is Considering Emile Hirsch, Adam DeVine, and Joaquin Phoenix for His Belushi Biopic
by Bradford Evans A new John Belushi biopic is in the works. THR reports that Steve Conrad, writer of The Weather Man, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Ben Stiller's upcoming Secret Life of Walter Mitty, is set to direct a film about the life of the late comedian. Conrad has met with Emile Hirsch and W... [Read More]