Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in upcoming biopic

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Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in an upcoming biopic based on the hard-living comedian’s life.

According to The Wrap, Hirsch “will have to gain weight to play” the role.

Steve Conrad will write and direct the flick.

Belushi was one of the original castmembers of Saturday Night Live.

His burgeoning film career was cut short after he a fatal drug overdose.

He passed away in 1982 aged 33.

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