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Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 
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Emile Hirsch as John Belushi? 
 
He already went “Into the Wild” and now will tackle the wild man of comedy in a movie being produced by Belushi’s wife, Judy Belushi Pisano, and executive produced by Dan Aykroyd, Variety reports.
 
animalhouseThe untitled movie, being directed and written by Steve Conrad (his writing credits include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”) will be based on the Belushi biography by his widow and Tanner Colby
 
Filming is expected to start in New York in the spring and the trade publication’s website says it will cover “The Blues Brothers,” “Animal House” (photo) and “SNL” along with his death at age 33 from cocaine and heroin. 
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