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Justin Bieber is reportedly making his big screen debut, as he will star with Mark Wahlberg in a drama movie based on basketball.

Justin Bieber, the teen heart-throb and pop sensation is reportedly making his big screen debut with a movie based on basketball drama along with Mark Wahlberg. The movie has not yet titled. Mark Wahlberg will star and produce the movie and the negotiations are going with paramount.

"Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg"According to the sources, the story of the movie revolves around the street basketball. Stephen Levinson will join Wahlberg as producer of the movie along with Scooter Braun, the manager of Justin Bieber. The script will be provided by Ian Edelman, who is well known for his work in HBL series ‘How To Make It In America’, ‘Entourage’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’. The upcoming project has been described as ‘The Color of the Money’ and ‘The Karate Kid’.

Mark Wahlberg said that, they are working and trying to put it together with paramount and they gave the idea to the studios. They also discussed it with Bieber and he liked the idea. He also added that, the movie would be drama about the mentor in an environment of inter-city. Bieber has sent him a video and Mark felt that, he is talented and the project will be officially announced very soon.

The idea of casting Bieber in the movie came of Wahlberg and Levinson, when they saw him playing basketball at NBA All-Star Game, where Bieber was named MVP. Bieber has acted in his own movie ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’, which was produced with a budget of $13 million and grossed $97 million through out the world. He is already set to star along with Ashton Kutcher in ‘What Would Kennedy Do’, where he plays the teen version of Kutcher’s character in the movie.

Let’s wish Bieber to be a star on big screen as well, just like he is in music world.

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