Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Screenwriter: Steven Conrad
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Plot Summary: "The Pursuit of Happyness" screenwriter Steven Conrad and "The Hangover" director-producer Todd Phillips are developing a biographical film about the late comedian's life. Warner Bros. recently acquired the rights from Belushi's estate.
Conrad will script the project and Phillips will produce, though he has not yet committed to directing it. Biopic about the "Saturday Night Live" cast member and film star who died of a drug overdose in 1982 at age 33.
Belushi's life was famously detailed in Bob Woodward's 1985 biography, "Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi." That book is not part of the rights deal, it was widely criticized by Belushi's family and comedy peers when it was published. When "Wired" was subsequently turned into a 1989 feature starring Michael Chiklis, Belushi's friends and family publicly boycotted the film, which then OD'd at the box office.
Belushi's widow, Judith Belushi Pisano will be an executive producer on the project.
The Chicago-born Belushi was a member of the Second City comedy troupe before becoming one of the original performers on "SNL" from 1975 until 1979, when he left to pursue a film career full-time. His feature resume includes "National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978), "1941" (1979), "The Blues Brothers" (1980), "Continental Divide" (1981) and "Neighbors" (1981).