Mark Wahlberg & Justin Bieber Teaming for Street Basketball Drama?
If the concert documentary Never Say Never just didn't give you enough of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, then you're in luck. Deadline reports Paramount Pictures is negotiating to have Bieber star alongside Mark Wahlberg in an untitled drama set in the world of street basketball. However, if you're hoping to see him singing and dancing while shooting hoops, the project is more of a drama described as The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid. Apparently the idea spawned after Wahlberg and producer Stephen Levinson saw Bieber holding his own on the court during a NBA All-Star celebrity game. Read on.
Though the concept of someone like Bieber taking on a role like this seems silly, it's important to note that before Wahblerg set off on his lucrative acting career, he was rapping as Marky Mark. Ironically it was his work in films like Basketball Diaries with Leonardo DiCaprio that showed his true talent on screen. It remains to be seen if Beiber has the kind of talent that Wahlberg naturally harnessed, but I guess we'll find out soon. Aside from this drama, we've also heard Bieber is supposed to team-up with Ashton Kutcher for a comedy called What Would Kenny Do? so it's only a matter of time before we see this kid on the big screen again. Anyone interested?