TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Emile Hirsch

I Got No Beef With Jim Belushi ...

After Movie Role Diss

11/22/2013 10:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

112213_emile_hirsch_launch
Emile Hirsch won't let a little thing like nepotism bring him down ... telling us he's all good with Jim Belushi after the actor said his own son would play a better John Belushi than Emile in the upcoming biopic.

Emile already locked up the role and production is set to begin very soon ... but when we asked Jim about the casting choice this past weekend, he told us he wanted to keep it in the family.

So, how did Hirsch deal with Jim's comments -- he's actually cool with it ... or at least that's the way it seemed as the actor left Fig & Olive restaurant in L.A. last night.

Fun Fact: Fan boys FREAKED OUT when Batman producers announced Heath Ledger would play the Joker in "The Dark Knight" ... and he turned out to be awesome (Oscar, hello?!).

In other words ... hold your horses.

12 COMMENTS

No Avatar

1.

Pamela    

This had nothing to do with whether Emile Hirsch can do the job. It's totally about getting Jim Belushi's kid a job.

279 days ago
2.

anony    

Again, it's POINTLESS to make a movie about Belushi.
NO ONE can capture him. That's what made him unique.

279 days ago
3.

JennA    

"Keeping it in the family" would only be a logical choice if there was a strong resemblance. Jim's son looks less like John Belushi than Emile does.

279 days ago
4.

Nickylala    

Jims a talentless hack who should thank god everyday for who is brother was.

279 days ago
5.

static    

The movie will flop Belushi was great but the fact is he's been gone a long time and the prime ticket buyers don't know who he was or care.

279 days ago
6.

Vince    

They only say Heath Ledger was a great Joker because he died that year. This kid will be a terrible Belushi. He sure was great in Street Racer tho

279 days ago
7.

Denver    

Go Speed Racer Go!

279 days ago
8.

Nancy    

Emile was in Lords Of Dogtown with Heath Ledger,,., good karma

279 days ago
9.

XXX    

Jim Belushi is a major a-hole! Somebody needs to kick him in the nuts asap.

279 days ago
10.

AC    

Emile is a good actor and will be good in what ever he is in.

The Heath Ledger reference is so old. He was much more than just that one Joker performance.

279 days ago

Around The Web