Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber Will Ask 'What Would Kenny Do?'
After making a splash in theaters with his 3D musical documentary Never Say Never, it looks like chart-topping pop singer Justin Bieber may be trying his hand at acting on the big screen. 24 Frames reports Bieber is attached to one of the lead roles in the comedy What Would Kenny Do? The film would have the teen pop star playing a 17-year old who somehow has a relationship with his thirty-something self, who would be played by Ashton Kutcher. Surely the girls must be giddy with glee thinking of this pairing, and the two do actually look very similar to one another. The question is whether Bieber can actually act or not.
Apparently the project has been developed for months and was originally going to shoot this year, but Bieber's touring schedule is keeping him busy until 2012. This would also be a bold move for Bieber considering the script from writer Christian Baldi (which ended up on the 2008 Black List) is an R-rated comedy, which could be a little too much for Bieber's key demographic.
However, word on the street is that a new draft from (500) Days of Summer writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber is less raunchy. Oh, and if you're curious how the kid's thirty-something older self can interact with him, apparently he just travels back in time to help the awkward teen version of himself. Honestly, that raises more questions than answers. Anyway, a director and new writer are being sought, so who knows when this will get off the ground. Interested?