"Our goal is to capture the spirit of Belushi, not necessarily make a straight-ahead biopic" he says, citing "Ray" and "Walk the Line" as 'traditional' models of a biopic. He hopes "to make a movie that, if John Belushi saw it, he would be happy that it captured his spirit... We're trying to take a very renegade approach to who I think was one of the most renegade comedy actors of all time."
No casting as yet and nothing is being ruled out.
Finally, Phillips adds that they "haven't nailed it yet" referring to that 'renegade approach'. in tone.
Casting this one will be tough whether they go unknown or not