John Belushi's life story has been rescued from the clutches of Todd Phillips and a big-budget destiny at Warner Bros. — sorry, Todd; apologies, big-budget movies — and delivered into the arms of indie nourishment it deserves. Screenwriter Steve Conrad (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Weather Man) is now doubling as director. He and Phillips began the project together in 2010, writing it for Zach Galifianakis, who has presumably moved on. The Hollywood Reporter says Conrad has met with Emile Hirsch and Workaholics star Adam DeVine; Joaquin Phoenix's name is also being batted about. But when Conrad takes his second meetings with Hirsch and DeVine and realizes they're just too tiny and too wrong, and when he understands that a Walk the Line Oscar nom does not a Belushi biopic make, here are some directions the film can take.