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Mark Wahlberg & Justin Bieber Teaming for Street Basketball Drama?

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April 28, 2011
Source: Deadline

Justin Bieber / Mark Wahlberg

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?

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

Justin is just so cute and gorgeous! I love him. His songs are amazing. Even though I have a boyfriend, I’d still be a cougar for him! OH YEAH BABY!!! 🙂 treated myself to a thai massage today and am still giggling over the female masseuse’s major fascination by my BIG beautiful butt hahha… It’s mesmerising!

Johanna Börjeson on Apr 28, 2011

2

Who cares what you did today? Women...

Anonymous on Apr 29, 2011

3

from that picture it looks like its going to be a gay love&basketball movie..just saying

Guest on Apr 28, 2011

4

that second paragraph, about marky mark and realizing acting potential was very open minded and well said. nicely done, ethan

gpak on Apr 28, 2011

5

Ew why?

Xerxexx on Apr 28, 2011

6

Leave it to Bieber

happy camper on Apr 28, 2011

7

this is proof of hollywood at their lowest of the low moments.

NickW on Apr 28, 2011

8

also the faintest idea that Bieber has any acting talent was put to rest when they put him on CSI...the girl CAN NOT act.

NickW on Apr 28, 2011

9

haha last time i saw Mark Wahlberg on the basketball court he was by the name of Marky Mark. anyone remember that?

Nick on Apr 30, 2011

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