Justin Bieber In Talks For Mark Wahlberg Street Hoops Flick
Justin Bieber's success with February's All Star Game along with the sales from Never Say Never may have landed him a dramatic big screen debut. Paramount Pictures is in negotiations for an untitled drama, co-starring Mark Wahlberg, which will revolve around street basketball according to Deadline.
The negotiations come after Bieber's musical performance film Never Say Neverminted money for Paramount by grossing $97 million worldwide. The tone of the project is described as The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid, and the inspiration came when Wahlberg and Levinson saw Bieber dominate the court at February’s NBA All-Star Game, where the singer was also named MVP.
Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will produce the film along with with Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun.