The life and career of John Belushi has kept people fascinated for over 40 years now. The comedian went from performing with Second City and National Lampoon to Saturday Night Live to superstardom as a film actor, all before passing away in 1982 at the age of 33. His film’s, such as Animal House and The Blues Brothers, are still so much a part of our pop culture all these years later. And now Showtime has a new documentary that explores the man (and the myth that often surrounds him).
The film will utilize vintage never-before-heard audiotapes of some of his closest friends, family, and collaborators. Some of those present include Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Penny Marshall, Lorne Michaels, Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Jane Curtin, Ivan Reitman and his widow, Judy Belushi. The film is directed by documentarian RJ Cutler.
Belushi debuts on Showtime on November 22nd.