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Did A Hollywood Curse Kill John Belushi, John Candy and Chris Farley?

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It has never been more popular to adapt novels and books into movies, though the phenomenon is not a new one. But sometimes the process becomes impossible, especially when there is opposition from otherworldly forces.

We've heard about weird instances of bad luck attaching itself to certain projects, like the tragedies that happened on set with The Exorcist, or the superstition around saying the name of the main character in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

But for the filming of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces, it appears more than probable accidents. It almost seems that an invisible force is preventing it from ever being made...

It began in 1980 when producers started looking for an A-list actor to play the eccentric and cumbersome protagonist Ignatius J. Reilly. Their top choice was John Belushi, who was excited to play the role, a favorite character of his.

Two days before he was due to meet with the film executives, Belushi died of a drug overdose. The tragedy rocked the industry, but after their grieving, the producers began reaching out to other leads.

That's when things started getting weird...

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