Ellen Page cast as John Belushi’s wife in biopic

By | March 27, 2014 at 9:49 am | One comment | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

The fast-approaching John Belushi biopic has cast another principal character, Belushi’s wife, Judith Jacklin. Last Fall we learned that Emile Hirsch will play the beloved Saturday Night Live alum who died of an overdose at the tragically young age of 33. Earlier this year, rumors let out that 21 & Over star Miles Teller is favored to play Belushi’s Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd. Now his widow, one of the film’s co-producers who is now known as Judy Belushi Pisano, will be portrayed by Inception‘s Ellen Page. Page has played comedy, drama, and the dramedy fusion roles in films like Juno and Whip It!

The movie is set to shoot this Spring in New York City. The story will focus on the heights of the young star’s fame, so we can expect to see some Blues Brothers dancing and Animal House toga action, culminating in his unexpected death in 1982.

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