Justin Bieber’s concert movie/bio pic still needs its director. Paramount Pictures confirmed today that Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim will not be joining the 3-D project. The director of the upcoming Waiting for Superman documentary was a name being considered for the project, but his promotional duties surrounding his film on our nation’s troubled public education system prevents him from focusing on another movie at this time. Guggenheim officially passed on the project last night.
The helmer, whose previous credits include An Inconvenient Truth, was never attached to the project, so it’s unfair to say that he has dropped off it. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.
Paramount and its MTV Films division intends to capture the nation’s Bieber Fever with a Valentine’s Day weekend release next year. The studio is looking at a few different options to helm the project, either two co-directors or one director and a strong producing team. Bieber is producing the project along with his manager Scooter Braun, L.A. Reid, and Usher.