Adam Pally in Talks to Star in David Frankel’s John Belushi Biopic
Collider brings word that Adam Pally (Happy Endings, Sonic the Hedgehog) is in talks to star in the upcoming John Belushi biopic that will be directed by Oscar-winner David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Dear Diary) from a decade-old screenplay by Steve Conrad (Wonder).
Pally will join Ike Barinholtz in the film, who is set to play Dan Aykroyd. Aubrey Plaza is also reportedly being eyed to play Belushi’s wife in the project.
The untitled biopic 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. According to the outlet, the script will also feature “nearly a dozen celebrities as characters,” including Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, and Rick James.
The John Belushi biopic will be produced by Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Scott Lambert (The Terror) through their Emjag Productions banner along with casting director Bonnie Timmerman.
The Emmy-winning Belushi starred on Saturday Night Live before jumping to the big screen, starring in projects like National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, 1941, Continental Divide, and Neighbors alongside Aykroyd. The comedian and actor died at the age of 33 in 1982.
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