Justin Beiber Takes First Step Toward Genuine Movie Stardom

By  · Published on April 2nd, 2011

Justin Beiber has already provided some musical interludes for movies (including arthouse icon Marmaduke), and he brought in a ton of money with Justin Beiber: Never Say Never – the concert biopic about a kid who achieved all of his dreams before your first hair popped out down south. It was uplifting, and made us all feel better about ourselves.

Now, according to Variety, Beiber is ready to act as something other than “Self,” and he’s going to get his first shot at the screen alongside Ashton Kutcher (because life has a sense of humor) in What Would Kenny Do. In a twist on the old Big model, this story focuses on a high school kid who starts hanging out with his older self (which means Kutcher will be credited with playing Justin Beiber) and starts getting advice.

Piece of advice #1? Trucker hat, tilted to the side, is always clutch.

Sony is developing in with a start date, but nothing’s been set in stone (the preferred contract material for Hollywood) just yet.

Also, the rumors are true. Nathan Adams was going to write up this bit of news but was rushed to the hospital when his mind broke from imagining all the sarcastic comments he could make. I’ve set up a Beiber-playing boombox on loop outside his window in lieu of flowers.

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