Welcome to Belushi.com - Keeping the memory of John Belushi alive!
Rest in Peace, Donald "Duck" Dunn.
Belushi Movie in the works!
The director of the Hangover movie, Todd Phillps is working on bringing the long awaited Belushi biopic movie to the big screen! The script is being crafted by Steven Conrad, who also did the Pursuit of Happiness.
John's widow, Judith Belushi Pisano is set to be an executive producer.
I do remember when Judiths book,BELUSHI came out in 2005, it was being rumored to be floating around to be picked up as a movie.
Very exciting to see it is such capable hands.
Now the million dollar question:
Who should play John on the big screen!
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Sep 12th, 2010
I'm glad there is a website that keeps John Belushi memory alive. I watched John coming up the ladder from day one. We where the same age and he was my number one comic. Good job the website guys. I hope you can keep it going forever. Thank you.
Oct 11th, 2010
I loved his episode of Biography.
It was amazingly terrific.
Oct 27th, 2010
I love Belushi!! I wish I were alive when he was. I'm 15 and John is my idol. RIP John Belushi
Nov 2nd, 2010
If they make a biopic of Belushi, they better do it RIGHT!!! They need to get an actor who is almost a spitting image of Belushi and knows comedy as well as how to be dramatic. Belushi was a complex guy and they need to show all sides of him like his wild energy, wit, charm, as well as his legendary bad boy ways, etc. It can be a hard thing to project on the big screen... Jack Black said that he would never play Belushi because he feels that he couldn't do him justice... His exact words were: "I’m not a big fan of biopics, as you rarely get to see a true reflection of the person whose life is playing out on screen. Instead you get to see a version of someone jointly created by the actor playing them, the director, and the writer, who with the help of family and friends tries to concoct a believable story while keeping those important cinematic elements of love and intrigue in there". I think it falls into that trap of when a comedian is playing a comedian it's just less funny. His (Belushi's) life is not as funny as his work, and watching me do an imitation of him doing his Saturday Night Live bits won't be as funny as watching him do his SNL bits.
"I think it falls into that category of when Jim Carrey did (Andy Kaufman (biopic) Man on the Moon. Just because the guy is an amazing and compelling artist doesn't mean that telling his story is going to be interesting to watch."
I have to agree with Jack Black. Most biopics also stretch the truth, add things, leave out things and only show a few sides of that person's personality. And, they usually bomb like Man on the Moon did, etc. They also need to get a real good, believable supporting cast to play Aykroyd, Murray, Chase, Landis, Brillstein, Judy, Jim, etc. I would REALLY like to see one of Belushi's pals direct the film, like Harold Ramis or Steven Spielberg. The film needs to show the real John Belushi, as well as keep it interesting and entertaining which I hope they can do if the film goes into production.
Jan 18th, 2012
March 5 2012 will mark *30 years* since John Belushi's untimely and much mourned death. There will never be anyone like him and to make a 'biopic' can't touch the essence of who he was. God we MISS you, John Belushi!
Jun 15th, 2012
the blues brothers is the best! ever