M-Net officially turns 30 years old today – celebrating three decades of bringing viewers across the African continent premium TV content

Reeva Steenkamp's best friend finally breaks her silence with beautiful tribute on Instagram

Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi in biopic

2013-10-29 19:15
emile hirsch
New York - Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in a biopic on the comedian.

Production company Film 360 confirmed on Monday the casting of Hirsch in the currently untitled independent feature.

Directing will be Steve Conrad, who wrote the screenplay of the upcoming Ben Stiller film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Conrad will also pen the screenplay, adapting the biography Belushi.

The 28-year-old Hirsch has starred in Sean Penn's Into the Wild and the 2008 action film Speed Racer.

He co-starred earlier this year with Paul Rudd in David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche, and also co-stars in the upcoming Navy SEAL war film Lone Survivor.

Production on the film is planned to begin in the spring.

One of the original Saturday Night Live cast members, Belushi starred in The Blues Brothers and National Lampoon's Animal House before dying at the age of 33 in 1982.

Read more on:    celebrities  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

Tim Miller, the director of Deadpool, has pulled out of the sequel because of creative differences with Ryan Reynolds, according to a report. Read More »
Add your review

Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6m besting Tom Cruise. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.