Directed by “Step Up” helmer John Chu, biopic has already started filming
Good news tweens, Justin Bieber’s film debut has an official release date.
The currently untitled film will hit theaters on February 11, 2011, Paramount announced on Wednesday.
Better yet the singer and his lustrous dirty blond locks are getting the 3D treatment. The movie has been described as an “8 Mile” like story of the Canadian idol’s rise to stardom, although presumably without all the grit and sex.
It will also include concert footage from the singer’s appearances in Nashville and Madison Square Garden this summer, and cameos from fellow teen idol Miley Cyrus and R&B star Usher.
Davis Guggenheim was rumored to be attached to the movie, but the Oscar winning director dropped out days after a Deadline New York report stated his involvement. He has been replaced by Jon Chu, who directed the last two installments in the “Step Up” series.
The movie will be produced by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid, as well as Magical Elves partners Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
This won’t be Bieber’s first acting gig. He’s guest starring as a troubled teen on a multi-episode arc of “CSI” that kicks off with the show’s Sept. 23 season premiere.
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