John Belushi’s biopic, simply titled Belushi, seeks to cast Adam Pauley, who will replace Broadway star Alex Brightman for the title role. The 38-year-old actor wants to play the late comedian in the new project, to which David Frankel is directly attacked.
Who’s Going to play john role in the biopic
Belushi was one of the founding members of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and went on to form a partnership with his comrade Dan Aykroyd – staging in popular films such as ‘The Blues Brothers’. Tragically the famous Hollywood hellraiser died at the age of 33 in 1982 after a drug overdose. The flick Belushi is expected to continue at the height of his fame and tell the story of someone who portrayed the glory and tragedy of the American dream.
The project has been in development for almost a decade and was written by Steve Conrad. Broadway star Alex Brightman was set to play Belushi, but it is thought the filmmakers needed a big star to gain financial support for the film.
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Who’s in the cast?
According to Collider, Pali is in talks with the man to play himself, Belushi. Palli starred in Netflix’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Happy Endings, and The Main Event. Initially, the film headed to Broadway in search of its lead. However, the creative team now opposes the star power and cinematic experience of Pali. The parish and its representatives have not yet ruled on the alleged casting.
In addition to Pauly, famous comedians Ike Barinholtz and Aubrey Plaza will also star in the film. Plaza Belushi’s widow, Judith Belushi, will play Depression. Barinholtz will play the role of Belushi’s partner in crime, Dan Aykroyd. Acaroid seems to agree with the real-life project, as it was first accredited as an executive producer on Belushi during its founding in 2013. The project through Emajag Productions. Director David Frankel, writer Steve Conrad, and casting director Bonnie Timmerman completed Belushi’s creative team.