What’s Up With the Justin Bieber + Mark Wahlberg Basketball Movie?
Last year, it was revealed that wunderkind Justin Bieber was teaming up with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, a former pop star himself, for a forthcoming basketball-themed film starring The Biebs. So, exactly where are they in the process? Well, according to Wahlberg, they are anticipating the script, which is mission critical the film's possible and potential success.
"We're waiting for the script," Wahlberg, who will star alongside The Biebs in the film, told MTV News. "Waiting for the script. Every time I see [Bieber] or Scooter [Braun], I have to explain to them that it's a bit of a process having the script written."
The Biebs and his manager sound like they are anxious to get the project on its legs, but Wahlberg is focused on a quality script before taking the next step and going into actual production.
"It certainly [has to be] something that's good enough to go and have green-lit and make right away," he said. "But I think it will be well worth the wait." We like how carefully Wahlberg, who is incredibly experienced when it comes to the craft of film, is handling this situation.
The film will feature The Berg as an aging basketball player and The Biebs as an up and comer. Wahlberg went with the teen for the film for a simple reason: Because his gut told him to! "I'm pretty intuitive," he said. "I see the guy and spent time with him, and you see what he does and how he does it, and then you actually have a conversation with him, and it's there."
That's something millions of Beliebers already knew.
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