Define a legend. For some, it has to be someone who builds grand skyscrapers and conquers empires. But for others, it's someone who can make bring a good feeling into everyone's hearts just by being in the room. For a lot of people, that was John Belushi. And it's for that reason the long-gestating project based on his life, specifically following him at the height of his fame, is finally moving forward with confirmation that Adam Pally (Happy Endings, Sonic the Hedgehog) is in talks to embody the legend on the big screen. If it goes well, he will join Ike Barinholtz and Audrey Plaza who are already set to play Dan Aykroyd and Belushi’s wife, respectfully.
Belushi first made his mark as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, known for his impressions of SNL boss Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Keith Richards and Rick James. He would eventually jump to the big screen with such comedic gems as National Lampoon’s Animal House and The Blues Brothers. His life was tragically cut short when he died at the age of 33 from a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont.
David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is set to direct from a script by Steve Conrad (Wonder). Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert are producing. Stay tuned!