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Teller to play Aykroyd in Belushi biopic

20 January 2014

Miles is the man for Dan

Miles Teller is to play the young Dan Aykroyd in the upcoming John Belushi biopic, reports say.

Emile Hirsch, who is cast as Belushi himself, is quoted as saying: "A shout-out to Miles Teller! We're going to be working together soon. He's playing Dan Aykroyd in the Belushi movie,"

Belushi, an orginal member of the Saturday Night Live team and the star of The Blues Brothers opposite Aykroyd, died in 1982 aged 33 after a drugs overdose.

Teller's agency CAA later said that while the actor, who can next be seen in music drama Whiplash, does have the offer but won't be committing to a new project until after the Sundance Film Festival and after he finishes press duties for the upcoming That Awkward Moment.

Aykroyd is an executive producer on the movie while Steven Conrad is writing the script and will direct.

Source: Hollywood Reporter