Uh-oh, Justin Bieber fans. The teen heartthrob’s 3-D concert-movie extravaganza has hit a roadblock: Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim has reportedly dropped out.
According to Deadline.com, the “Inconvenient Truth” director withdrew from the Paramount Pictures project Tuesday night to concentrate on promoting Sundance darling “Waiting for Superman.” Paramount is said to already be interviewing directors to take over the project.
Joining the ear-splitting, teen concert-film ranks — which includes “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert” and “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” — Bieber will play himself in what is described as a “feature biopic.” Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, and Island Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid will produce, and a release date is currently set for February 11, 2011 — Valentine’s Day weekend.
When the news about the Bieber movie broke, the 16-year-old took to Twitter to express his enthusiasm: “Next Valentine’s we r coming with a major 3D movie telling the story with an Oscar winning director and also filming the tour at MSG in NYC!!” He followed that up with, “This is so sick!! Gonna come out in theaters worldwide Valentine’s 2011!!! I’m taking this thing worldwide thanks to u all!! Hyped!!”
Beiber has yet to tweet an update about the director news.
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