Ellen Page to play John Belushi's wife in biopic
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 March 2014
Ellen Page has reportedly been cast as John Belushi's wife, Judith Jacklin, in Steve Conrad's upcoming biopic about the late comedian's life
Ellen Page will play John Belushi's wife in the new biopic about the late comic.
The 'Inception' actress has entered negotiations to star as Judith Jacklin in the Emile Hirsch fronted film, which recounts Belushi's rise to fame from his debut on comedy show 'Saturday Night Live' to his movie career, as well as depicting his fatal battle with drug abuse, according to the Wrap.com.
The project has been in the works for years, but 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' writer Steve Conrad is finally reworking the script for a release in the near future.
Judith Jacklin was Belushi's high school sweetheart and was left devastated when the 'Blues Brothers' star passed away aged just 33 from a drug overdose at the Chateau Marmont in 1982.
His ex-wife, now known as Judy Belushi-Pisano, is a producer on the film alongside Belushi's old friend and colleague Dan Aykroyd, so will be at hand to offer Page advice on her role.
Miles Teller is set to play 'Ghostbusters' actor Aykroyd in the biopic, with Hirsch outing the news to reporters at a film event in January.
He said: "A shout-out to Miles Teller! We're going to be working together soon. He's playing Dan Aykroyd in the Belushi movie."
Filming is expected to begin later this year in New York.