Celebrity Interviews

Jim Belushi Talks New Movie “Wonder Wheel” And Pays Homage to Grandmaster Flash and Tupac

James Belushi is joining Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake starring in “Wonder Wheel” directed by Woody Allen.

Winslet plays Ginny, a former actor whose life is turned upside down by the appearance of her carousel operator husband Humpty’s (Jim Belushi) estranged daughter (Juno Temple), who is on the run from the mob in Coney Island in the 1950s.

Belushi stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about his experience in creating the movie. He also talked about working with Tupac and growing up on Grandmaster Flash.

Check out the full interview above and the Wonder Wheel trailer below. The film opens up on December 1 in theaters everywhere.


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