Paramount Pictures is trying to cash in as much as possible after the success of their bio-pic Never Say Never, the story of the meteoric rise to fame of Canadian singer Justin Bieber.
The film was a mixture of home video footage, live performance footage, interviews, etc, which cost Paramount a mere $13 million to produce. It grossed over $97 million.
So now that they know for a fact that the Biebs has big screen draw, they wanna pair him up with another musician-turned-A List actor, in the form of Mark Wahlberg.
Wahlberg’s acting career took off so well that people BARELY remember that he started off as a rapper. Who would have thought, the little thug from Boston would be an Academy Award nominee?
Deadline has the details;
The tone of the project is described as The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid, and it came out of Wahlberg and Levinson seeing Bieber play ball in February during a celebrity game held during NBA All-Star Game weekend. Bieber more than held his own against celebs and former players; he was named MVP. It’s understandable that Paramount would want to be in business with Bieber again. Made on a $13 million budget, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed $97 million worldwide. Paramount immediately hired its director, Jon Chu, to helm its G.I. Joe sequel.
So what do you guys think, will this be a film worth watching? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section!