According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness) and Todd Phillips (director of The Hangover) are developing a biographical film about John Belushi.
Warner Bros. recently picked up the rights for this project from Belushi's estate. Conrad is going to write the project and Phillips will produce and possibly direct.
This is the latest attempt at trying to make this film about John Belushi. The Saturday Night Live star died of a drug overdose in 1982 at age 33.
Belushi's life was famously documented in Bob Woodward's 1985 biography, "Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi." That property isn't part of the rights deal. It was widely criticized by Belushi's family and comedy peers when it first came out. Wired was made into a 1989 feature that starred Michael Chiklis. It didn't fare well at the box office.
Judith Belushi-Pisano, John Belushi's widow, published her own oral history, "Belushi: A Biography," in 2005. Judith is going to be an executive producer on the project.