Davis Guggenheim has decided against directing the project.
Justin Bieber will star in a biopic about his own life for Paramount and director David Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). The 3D project will also feature concert footage of the teen sensation, and it is set to hit theaters in time for Valentine's Day on February 11, 2011.
Now that Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron are chasing mature, dramatic roles, the market is wide open for a new teen sensation. The only surprising thing about Bieber's jump to movies is that it will be directed by Guggenheim, who is best known for socially conscious documentaries.
Beiber won't be the first person to play himself in a biopic. Howard Stern, who could be considered a polar opposite to the young singer, pulled it off quite well in Private Parts.