The Fighter actor Mark Wahlberg has revealed how he is hoping to get the chance to work with singer Justin Bieber on a movie idea that he has. Mark says that he is hoping to do a basketball version of the hit movie The Color of Money, with him in the Paul Newman role and Justin in the Tom Cruise role.
Wahlberg told Anderson Cooper, “We were at Paramount pitching a different movie and we had the meeting and I said, ‘Hey, by the way what do you think about me and Justin Bieber in a like Color of Money-type of basketball, street hustler movie?’ They bought it in the room in five seconds. So we developed the script, the studio loves it, his camp loves it.”
He added, “He’s touring and I’m doing Transformers, Ted 2 and another movie so we will probably do it next year. If I don’t do it, we will do it with him and someone else and I’ll produce it. We got the idea when we saw him playing basketball in a celebrity thing and I play a lot of basketball so we thought it would make for an interesting movie.”
Mark Wahlberg can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Dwayne Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Anthony Mackie, in the movie Pain & Gain, which is set to be released on April 26 in the US and May 3 in the UK.