‘Juno’ star Ellen Page is in talks to join an untitled biopic of actor-comedian, John Belushi.
The 27-year-old actress is in negotiations to portray Judy Belushi Pisano opposite Emile Hirsch in the movie which will be written and directed by Steve Conrad, reported The Wrap.
Judith, now known as Judy Belushi Pisano, was Belushi’s high school sweetheart. They got married and remained together until his death in 1982. She serves as a producer for the film.
Emile Hirsch has landed the lead role, and Miles Teller will play Dan Aykroyd, Belushi’s ‘Blues Brothers’ co-star who also serves as a producer for the upcoming film.
The biopic will chronicle Belushi’s journey to stardom in 1970s through his shocking fatal drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont. He was just 33. The late actor/comedian was best known as the original member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the star of movies like ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Animal House’.
Page was last seen in Sundance film ‘Touchy Feely’. She will next reprise her role as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ which is due to hit theatres on May 23.