by: Billy Pilgrim
Jim Belushi has been slated to join the cast of THE WHOLE TRUTH. The film centers on the efforts of a lawyer posed with the task of defending a seventeen year old murder suspect, who’s job is made all the more difficult by his client’s total silence since the date of the crime as well as evidence of his finger prints present on the murder weapon. The film stars Keanu Reeves as leading defense attorney Richard Ramsey, while Renée Zellweger and Belushi will play the parents of the accused seventeen year old. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gabriel Basso have been cast in supporting roles as well.
Belushi, best known for his role as title character James “Jim” Orenthal in the long-running sitcom “According to Jim”, has recently lent his voice in “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” as the feeble hearted lion. He has also recently starred in the 2012 children’s film “Thunderstruck”. His casting in this project may stand as a break from his recent shift toward family-oriented cinema.