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Zach Galifianakis May Be Cast as John Belushi in a New Movie

October 27, 2010 (7:10 am) GMT
Todd Phillips is currently developing a biopic of John Belushi and wants Zach Galifianakis to play the tragic comedy legend.
Zach Galifianakis

"" director Todd Phillips is developing a new John Belushi biopic - and is at the top of his leading men list. The filmmaker is a longtime fan of the tragic comedy legend and admits he's close to pre-production on the film of Belushi's life.

He tells Details magazine he has yet to cast the film - but his The Hangover star Galifianakis is a favorite to play the wildman. Phillips admits he's surprised by Internet stories suggesting Seth Rogen will play Belushi: "They want Seth Rogen? That's interesting. I honestly never even thought of that. Zach, obviously. I've thought of Zach because it's Zach, and I think of him for everything."

Zach Galifianakis is set to reprise his role as Alan Garner in the sequel to "The Hangover". He will be playing once again with , , and .

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