April 28th, 2011
02:39 PM ET
First Ashton Kutcher wanted to make a movie with Justin Bieber, and now Mark Wahlberg is fighting to put him in a film.
"Justin Bieber and I are going to do a movie together," Wahlberg tells Vulture of the Paramount Studios project. "We’re putting it together… We pitched them the idea and, you know, we’re talking about doing it. He loves the idea. He's been sending me video, he sent me a video of himself, and, yeah, I think he’s really talented."
According to Deadline, Bieber will play a street-basketball player in the drama, which Wahlberg tells Vulture will center on a "a reluctant mentor in an inner-city environment."
Though the artist formerly known as Marky Mark says there will be no singing or dancing in the movie, he insists that he could still bust a move or two if necessary.
"Only for my kids and my wife," he says. "If I had to, but I’ve, you know, that’s the last resort. I’ve worked really hard to get away from that whole thing, but you never know. I may just end up coming back full circle."
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