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Ellen Page Eyed to Play John Belushi's Wife in Biopic

March 22, 2014 (5:16 am) GMT
The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' star is in negotiations to portray Judy Belushi Pisano opposite Emile Hirsch.

is in talks to join an . The Wrap learns that the Oscar-nominated "" actress is considered to play John Belushi's wife, Judith Jacklin, in the movie which will be written and directed by Steve Conrad.

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 pic and writes with Tanner Colby a book which the movie's script is based on.

lands the lead role, and has been mentioned to play , 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 "" and the star of movies like "The Blues Brothers" and "Animal House".

Page was last seen in Sundance film "". She will next reprise her role as Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat in "" which is due Stateside on May 23.


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