A couple of months ago Emile Hirsch and Miles Teller signed on to star in a biopic of legendary comic John Belushi. Now it’s time for the movie to get a bit of female energy, as TheWrap reports that Ellen Page is in talks to play Judith Jacklin, John Belushi’s wife.
Steve Conrad (The Weather Man) wrote the screenplay and is directing the biopic, which follows John Belushi’s (Emile Hirsch) life until his tragic death at the age of 33 from a heroin overdose. The story is said to be an allegory that illuminates the highs and lows of the American dream.
Teller is set to be Dan Aykroyd, became one of Belushi’s main comedy partners, working with him on Saturday Night Live and making the likes of Blues Brother together.
Jacklin meanwhile was Belushi’s high school girlfriend, who later became his wife. Both Page and Teller will have firsthand experience to draw on as Aykroyd and Judith (who now goes by the surname Belushi-Pisano) are acting as producers.