The Hangover director Todd Phillips has stepped aside and now Steve Conrad, who wrote the script, will take charge of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter - and he has met with Hirsch.
Adam Devine and Joaquin Phoenix are also reportedly among the frontrunners to play the late Blues Brothers star.
Tv actor Nelson Franklin is being considered to portray Belushi's longtime sidekick Dan Ackroyd in the film.
Belushi died from a drug overdose in 1982, aged 33.
Belushi's widow, Judy Belushi Pisano, will co-produce the new film, while Aykroyd is on board as an executive producer.
This political drama is a scandalous thriller starring Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey. It has been directed by Mora Stephens.
Seven Davis Jr.'s debut album, 'Universes', continues the astral theme in both title and tilt.
Chris Cornell refuses to stop, and on the eve of the release of his fourth solo album next month, he is reissuing his first solo album on vinyl and...
Pharrell Williams teams up with Puff Daddy and The Family on new single 'Finna Get Loose'.
The actor will have his fifth outing as the secret agent in 'Spectre' this November.