Mark Wahlberg Planning to Make a Movie with Justin Bieber
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.17.2013
An interesting pairing...
RadarOnline reports that Mark Wahlberg in an appearance on Anderson Cooper Live said he is planning to make a Color of Money style basketball movie with the music superstar.
Wahlberg stated on the pairing: "We were at Paramount pitching a different movie and we had the meeting and I said, ‘Hey, by the way what do you think about me and Justin Bieber in a like Color of Money-type of basketball, street hustler movie?' They bought it in the room in five seconds. So we developed the script, the studio loves it, his camp loves it."
He also added, "He's touring and I'm doing Transformers, Ted 2 and another movie so we will probably do it next year. If I don't do it, we will do it with him and someone else and I'll produce it."
When Cooper asked who would play the hustler, Wahlberg said: "I'm the hustler and he's the kid I have to reluctantly mentor because he's a very good basketball player. We got the idea when we saw him playing basketball in a celebrity thing and I play a lot of basketball so we thought it would make for an interesting movie," explained Wahlberg, who as a Boston Celtics fan is going to have to put his personal team preference aside when he hits the court with Los Angeles Lakers follower Biebs. I think if he's in the right project, I think he could be very good."