From the town that brought you Amadeus, The Doors and Ray comes…Bieber?
Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Justin Bieber's life story and is planning to make a biopic—not a documentary short, but a full-length biopic—starring the teen sensation himself.
But while you might think this is just a fancy way of saying "concert film," Bieber promises that they'll be "telling the story."
Documentary specialist Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman) is going to direct the feature, which will feature plenty of performance footage.
"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!!" Bieber tweeted Monday.
"This is so sick!! Gonna come out in theatre's Worldwide Valentine's 2011!!! I'm taking this thing worldwide thanks to u all!! Hyped!! the story the songs the concert. Can u imagine how big my man [bodyguard] @kennyhamilton 's forehead will b on a movie screen. Lol. Sorry kenny. Luv yah."
Deadline Hollywood first reported the latest outbreak of Bieber Fever, due out Feb. 11, 2011.
In preparation, Bieber will get to sharpen his dramatic chops playing a troubled teen on CSI.
Quick, alert the Casting Couch! Justin Bieber is going to be playing himself!