Mark Wahlberg - Mark Wahlberg Had 'Intuition' About Bieber Casting

Mark Wahlberg claims "intuition" led him to cast Justin Bieber in his forthcoming basketball film.

The 'Contraband' star is planning to make a movie with teen heartthrob Justin about his favourite sport, and says it was an immediate and natural choice for them to work together.

Asked why he picked the 'Baby' singer, Mark told MTV: "Intuition. I'm pretty intuitive.

"I see the guy and spent time with him and you see what he does and how he does it, and then you actually have a conversation with him and it's there."

Although 17-year-old Justin has had little previous big screen experience - aside from his documentary film 'Never Say Never' - Mark is confident he can make the project work, adding: "It's there - and if not, I will extract it."

Mark has previously likened the project to 'The Colour of Money', a 1986 film about an old pool player and his young protege, starring Paul Newman and a young Tom Cruise.

He added: "Wait till you see me and Bieber in the flick. Think of, like, 'The Colour of Money."

Mark is hoping the film can go into production in 2012.


Contactmusic

Tags: Mark Wahlberg - Justin Bieber - MTV - Paul Newman - Tom Cruise

Advertisement

More Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg To Star in 'Deepwater Horizon' Oil Spill Movie?

Mark Wahlberg has an offer from Lionsgate to star in Deepwater Horizon - a cinematic retelling of the BP oil disaster that occurred in the...

Michael Bay "Passing on the Transformers Baton" - But Does Anybody Want It?

Michael Bay, the action movie director who scored a hit over the weekend with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, says he will hand over the baton...

Apes, Transformers and Dragons: But Where Are The Women in the Summer Blockbusters 2014?

Summer has arrived (if you ignore the weekend rain) and so have some fantastic cinematic blockbusters.There’s exciting viewing for everyone: out-and-out action, talking apes on...

Uncharted Movie To Start Filming in 2015 With An Actor of Mark Wahlberg's Standing, Apparently

A movie adaptation of the popular video game franchise Uncharted has been in the works since 2008. Since then, three iterations of the game now...

Advertisement

Copyright Lawsuit Questions The Originality Of Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" Character

Seth MacFarlane – frat guy favorite and walking controversy generator – is now involved in an intellectual property lawsuit over his 2012 hit, Ted. A...

Seth MacFarlane Is Being Sued Over "Ted" As Sequel Gathers Speed

Someone is going to have to have the Ted talk with Seth Macfarlane following a copyright infringement claim being made against the producers of the...

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION defies critics

Michael Bay's Transformer movies are unique in that they always get bad reviews but make a fortune at the box office. Is this just an...

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Review

With each film in the Transformer saga, Michael Bay makes it clear that all he's interested in are massive metallic special effects bashing into each...

Advertisement

Comments

Mark Wahlberg Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mark Wahlberg

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All