Besides acting, Mark Wahlberg is also producing the movie with Stephen Levinson and Bieber's manager Scooter Braun. The idea of ropng in Justin Bieber came to the producers after they watched the Canadian singer playing at NBA Celebrity All-Star Game back in February where the singer was named MVP.
The movie is said to be a cross between The Color of Money and The Karate Kid. Ian Edelman has been assigned to write the script to the new project. Talking about casting Bieber, Mark Wahlberg says, “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 video — he sent me a video of himself and yeah, I think he"s really talented.