Gossip Cop has announced that Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg will be working together on an upcoming Paramount Pictures street basketball movie, which is said to be “a gritty basketball-based drama with a “The Color of Money meets The Karate Kid” tone.”
Apparently, Bieber impressed Wahlberg with his b-ball skills at the celebrity game during NBA All-Star Weekend, where Bieber was named MVP. The film, which is of yet sill untitled, will be produced by Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, and the script will be written by Ian Edelmen, according to Deadline.
This definitely sounds like it has a lot of potential to be a great film! Keeping in mind that Bieber’s documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never grossed $97 million worldwide, while Wahlberg’s Oscar-winning The Fighter which has been praised far and wide.
Rewind a number of years to when Wahlberg first made his transition from his funky bunch to serious actor, starring in a few projects including The Basketball Diaries, where he co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio. Think that this basketball movie can do the same for Bieber’s career? It’s hard to say, but it will definitely be interesting to see where Bieber’s acting career can go! No doubt that his ever-reliable Belieber minions will fill theatres everywhere just to catch a glimpse of the Biebs on the big screen, but what would be interesting is who else joins them.
The film is expected to be officially announced shortly, but for now you can check out Bieber’s MVP-worthy hoop skills below.
Do you think a basketball movie will be able to launch Bieber’s acting career as it did Wahlberg?
An extra for “Transformers 3″ was seriously injured on the set and suffered severe skull injuries. Paramount Pictures has offered to pay the medical bills for the hurt cast member, but now they are suing for more, reports TMZ.
Paramount has agreed to cover Gabriela Cedillo’s ”reasonable and necessary medical expenses,” but her lawyer Todd Smith is fight for more, claiming “Medical bills are just the beginning … her ability to earn income is enormously affected.”
We think that’s not unreasonable. Considering this lady’s life has been seriously impaired while working, Paramount should cough up the dough!
Did anyone even know a sequel was a possibility?
Regardless, perezhilton.com reports that a Zoolander sequel has been axed by Paramount Pictures. Turns out the studio does not want to fund the film, and apparently it’s not just Derek Zoolander that is not feeling the love.
Ben Stiller, the Blue Steel man himself, took to his Twitter account to break the news, tweeting: “Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.”
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m more saddened by the refusal to fund a second Anchorman. Afternoon delight!
Actor, Tommy Lee Jones has filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures for his role as a sheriff in the 2007 blockbuster, “No Country for Old Men”.
According to MSN.com, Jones filed a $10 million lawsuit, claiming that he is contractually owed bonuses that were dependent on how successful the film was.
The film earned over $160 million dollars and won “Best Picture” at the Oscars.
The suit also claims that expenses were wrongly deducted and that errors in his contract were not corrected prior to filming.
Jones is asking that the studios financial records be reviewed to determine how much he should be paid.