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Page tipped to play Belushi's wife

Ellen Page looks set to star in the upcoming John Belushi biopic.

The Inception actress is currently in talks to play the late star's wife Judy Belushi Pisano, reported The Wrap.

Into The Wild actor Emile Hirsch has already been cast as Belushi.

The as-yet-untitled film will explore Belushi's rise to fame in the late 70s as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live and the star of films like The Blues Brothers and Animal House.

Judy was Belushi's high school girlfriend and they went on to get married. She is set to be on board as a producer.

Dan Aykroyd, one of the actor's best friends and frequent collaborator, will be an executive producer.

Production is due to start later this year in New York.

Belushi died in 1982, at the age of 33, following a drug overdose.

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