Last month, we reported that Emile Hirsch beat out actors such as Joaquin Phoenix and Adam DeVine to star in the Untitled John Belushi Project. When I had the chance to talk with the actor last night, on the red carpet of the Lone Survivor AFI Fest premiere, Emile Hirsch spoke about what parts of John Belushi's life will be covered in this project.
"It's mostly pretty early. It's right out of high school and college. It covers the end of his life a little bit, but I would say that Steve Conrad, the writer, he was more interested in the in-between times. It doesn't really hit the nail on the head of all the huge times of John Belushi. It doesn't cover that as much as I think some people might think it would."
Steve Conrad is directing from his own screenplay, which is said to illuminate the highs and lows of the American dream. The actor also revealed that they don't have a production start date set. Another report from last month revealed that Nelson Franklin (Jobs, Argo) is in contention to play the comedian's longtime friend and The Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd, although no other cast members have been confirmed.