After several years of development fits and starts, a biopic about the late comedy star John Belushi is now headed — if still tentatively — in the right direction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steve Conrad, the writer of Ben Stiller's upcoming movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, will now direct the Belushi biopic; he's already written the script, which The Hangover's Todd Phillips was initially set to direct.
Word is that Conrad has a shortlist of several actors who he thinks could and would play Belushi, led by Emile Hirsch and Workaholics star Adam Devine. Joaquin Phoenix is supposedly also in discussion to take on the role of the comic genius who died of a drug overdose at age 33 in 1982.
Those are some fine names, but we have some other suggestions for who should play the iconic Blues Brothers, Animal House, and SNL star.