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Oh Goodie, They've Cast The Human Equivalent Of Bland Tapioca Pudding To Play Dan Aykroyd In A Biopic

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | January 20, 2014 | Comments ()


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Miles Teller? He’s a thing I don’t get. And he’s no longer just a teenage phenomenon that I can ignore while geriatrically shoving people off my lawn. Outside of his teen-friendly projects (Footloose, Divergent, That Awkward Moment), Teller is fast becoming hot sh*t in the film world. I realize I’m in the minority* when it comes to not being wowed by The Spectacular Now, but I’m of the opinion that Teller is nothing more than a cut-rate, low-rent, I SERIOUSLY DON’T GET IT version of John Cusack.

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Emile Hirsch let it slip that Miles Teller has been cast (or at least offered) the role of a young Dan Aykroyd opposite Hirsch’s John Belushi in the upcoming Belushi biopic. Hirsch is an actor I love and support. He doesn’t get nearly enough work. But Teller? I wish he’d stay in the teen-sphere and keep his hands off my favorite Canadian. Ugh, this is why I drink.

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*My views on Teller and The Spectacular Now are in no way reflective of Pajiba as a whole. In fact, I may be fired for writing this.

(via Uproxx)



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  • TK

    He was in the Footloose remake, and like everyone in that movie, I hope he drowns in tub full of hornets.

    Yes, I'm still scarred by that experience. No, I don't want to talk about it anymore.

  • bastich

    You don't wanna geriatrically shove people off your lawn -- that could lead to lawsuits! What you wanna do is spray a garden hose at 'em, then scream "next time I'll use the rake!"

    Oh, and don't forget to follow up by shaking your fist at 'em. That'll drive 'em off!

  • AudioSuede

    My thing with The Spectacular Now was that it took about an hour to get to the point, and as soon as Kyle Chandler showed up, the movie from there on was amazingly moving. If they had focused more on his relationship to his family and less on the storyline with his ex-girlfriend, it would have been a much better film overall. But the last thirty minutes still killed me.

  • Strand

    I'm a fan of basically everything Belushi has done but seriously? A fucking biopic?

  • SottoVoce

    Bill Hader would be a better choice.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    I thought he was great in The Spectacular Now. But if he's gonna do a bio pic, he should wait for one about John Cusack (it could happen). He is pretty much a spot on young John Cusack.

  • Aidan Harr

    He's like a less agitating Vince Vaughn. Still pretty fucking agitating.

  • Tommy Paul

    also, had read this news after perhaps having more than a few while football ya'll was on and believed it to have read AD Miles and thought huh strange but cool

  • Tommy Paul

    suffered through that project x movie once upon a time and found the most laughably bad part of a terribly painful movie was this guy swagging through a grocery store while the ladies swoon and the guys gush in their admiration of what was supposedly the coolest man around town and former superstar QB of their high school. it did not add up

  • manting

    Hirsch should not play Belushi: they do not possess the same energy, look, comportment; if he pulls it off it will be very impressive.

  • axis2clusterB

    Totally agree. This is very disturbing to me.

  • Guest

    By the headline I actually wondered for a moment:

    1.Dan Aykroyd is dead?

    2.Man that is quick for a biopic.

    Then realized it was for the Belushi film.

    *Aykroyd is your favorite Canadian?

  • JBGrenouille

    Thank you. COMPLETELY agree about Teller and Spectacular Now. Such a disappointment after all the praise. With so many great coming-of-age movies this year, why is everybody going on about this? Shailene Woodley was amazing, by far the best thing about it, but I didn't buy their relationship AT ALL. Everything Teller's character said and did felt like an affectation, which I *think* was intentional at the beginning, as the point of the character was that he built a facade of confidence around his insecurity. However, I never saw the facade peel away. It still felt like an act, all the way until the end.

  • maja

    i'm perfectly ok with this. hirsch on the other hand? not so much.

  • Emmet O'Cuana

    Emile Hirsch's performance in Twice Born made me grit my teeth.

  • AngelenoEwok

    he bears an "if-you-squint" resemblance to one of my exes, so i am simultaneously repelled and intrigued by him.

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