Date: 26th August 2020
Adam Pally is in talks to star as John Belushi alongside Ike Barinholtz as Dan Aykroyd and Aubrey Plaza as Belushi's wife in a biopic about the late Belushi.
David Frankel will direct the long-gestating project, which was written roughly a decade ago by Steve Conrad. Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert are on board as producers by way of the Emjag Productions banner.
Belushi was a comic force who successfully made the jump from Saturday Night Live to the big screen, where his larger-than-life persona served him well in films such as National Lampoon’s Animal House and The Blues Brothers. Belushi famously died at the age of 33 from a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982. The film is expected to follow Belushi at the height of his fame, and tell the story of a man who embodied both the glory and the tragedy of the American dream.
Source: Press Release