Justin Bieber to star in big screen 3-D biopic
Image Credit: George Pimentel/WireImage.comA 3-D Justin Bieber film will hit theaters in time for Valentine’s Day 2011, Paramount confirms to EW. It won’t just be a concert film; it’ll tell Bieber’s life story. Bieber is set to produce the biopic, along with his manager Scooter Braun, Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid, and Usher. “When the idea for a movie first came to us, we knew immediately this was our chance to give something very special back to the all fans who have been a huge source of inspiration and support throughout my entire career thus far. They simply make my dreams come true everyday,” the 16-year-old Bieber says in a statement. “I cannot wait to share all the great experiences I’ve had over the last few years with them.”
Bieber himself confirmed the news in a series of tweets last night: “Next Valentine’s we r coming with a major 3D Movie telling the story with an Oscar winning director and also filmin the tour at MSG in NYC!!… the story the songs the concert. Can u imagine how big my man @kennyhamilton’s forehead [Bieber’s bodyguard] will b on a movie screen. Lol. Sorry kenny. Luv yah… a lot happened today. a lot of news…. oh yeah and i went swimming. that was fun too. chill day :)”.
A source says Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, is in discussions to direct. Bieber’s 3-D effort is the latest in a trend that includes 2009’s Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience and this year’s Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D. Bieber is also penning his memoir, First Step 2 Forever: My Story, which will hit shelves in October.