David Guggenheim may direct film about teen sensation
Justin Bieber has signed up with Paramount Pictures to make a movie about his life so far.
David Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, is negotiating to direct the biopic, which will be filmed in 3D, reports Deadline.
Bieber broke the news to his fans via Twitter, writing: “Just some incredible news… next Valentine’s we are coming with a major 3D movie telling the story with an Oscar-winning director and also filming the tour at MSG in NYC!”
Island Def Jam chairman LA Reid is on board as producer. The as-yet-untitled film will star Bieber as himself and will contain footage of performances from his current tour.
Despite being only 16, Bieber has also signed a book deal with HarperCollins. He assured fans on Twitter that it will not be a traditional autobiography, writing: “It isn’t a memoir… I teamed up with this amazing photographer Robert and he has been taking pictures behind the scenes from before the tour.”
He added: “So the book will include all those pics and I’m going to tell the story of all that led up from rehearsals until the first night of the tour. Pretty excited about it and think everyone will enjoy the story and the pics… but we can all agree I’m a little too young to write a memoir.”