Mark Wahlberg is set to put singing sensation Justin Bieber's acting abilities to the test after recruiting him for a new film project.
The actor first contacted Bieber because his daughter is a big fan and even joked about resurrecting his rap career to record a track with the Canadian singer.
Now Wahlberg confirms he and Bieber are actually going through with a collaboration - but it will be on the big screen.
He tells, "Justin Bieber and I are going to do a movie together. We're putting it together. Yeah, we're doing it at Paramount. We pitched them the idea, and we talked to him about doing it and he loved the idea.
"Been sending me videos - he sent me a video of himself and yeah, I think he's really talented.
"We're going to do something interesting. More of a drama. It's interesting, right? You want to know. I will not (be singing) and neither will he."
Bieber, who made his cinematic debut this year (11) with his documentary film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, is also lined up to star in a comedy with Ashton Kutcher.