Director John Chu steps into Bieber movie

He’s sweet 16, has a hot music career, appears on TV, is set to publish a memoir and even has a comic book about him. So what hasn’t Justin Bieber done? He hasn’t had a movie made about him, but that’s about to change.

Paramount Pictures said producers had hired John Chu, whose Step-Up 3D dance film is currently in theaters, to direct a movie highlighting Bieber’s dramatic rise to stardom and looking behind-the-scenes at the young celebrity’s life.

With Chu on board, Bieber fans have only to wait for the 2011 Valentine’s Day weekend release to see their favourite teenager singer on huge movie theater screens.

“Most people don’t know that his is a true underdog story, and I hope to tell it in a compelling, genuine way, using all source materials available to convey his tale of becoming an icon for this digital age,” Chu said in a statement.

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