Ellen Page is John Belushi's Wife in Steve Conrad's Comedian Biopic
Recently Juno and X-Men: The Last Stand star Ellen Page made headlines by coming out as a lesbian last month, but now she's in the news for landing a new role in the developing biopic about the late comedian John Belushi. The film is based on the book Belushi, which was written by Judith Belushi Pisano, the widow of the "Saturday Night Live" star, and now The Wrap reports Page will play her (maiden name Judith Jacklin) in the film. She'll star alongside Emile Hirsch as her husband, who once simultaneously had a #1 movie (Animal House), a #1 TV show (with "SNL") and a #1 music album (Briefcase Full of Blues). Read on!
Back in January, Hirsch said that The Spectacular Now and Divergent star Miles Teller was going to play Belushi's friend, fellow comedian and Blues Brothers star Dan Aykroyd, but that's yet to be confirmed. Either way, this sounds like a fascinating biopic that will chronicle the rise and fall of one of the most beloved comics who left this world all too soon. Steve Conrad (writer of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) will direct the film (and Aykroyd himself is executive producing) with production starting in New York this year.