A few weeks back, a rumor hit the Internet that Justin Bieber wanted to remake “Fear,” his pal Mark Wahlberg’s classic thriller. Being that Wahlberg and Bieber already have a project in the works, it wouldn’t be too off base for the teen star to try his hand at the creepy film that follows a young man (Walhberg) who becomes obsessed with his teen girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon) and goes on a dangerous rampage when the romance turns sour.
Witherspoon will sit down with MTV News on Tuesday (January 31) for an exclusive interview and premiere of a previously unseen clip from her upcoming film, “This Means War.” The special, “MTV First: This Means War,” will air at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com. And, during that chat, she has an interesting reaction to the news that her film may get a new-millennium remake.
“Oh, really? Fine, great. That’d be cool. Would he be playing me, or is he playing Mark Wahlberg?” she wondered. “Is it like a girl who harasses the family, like a stalker who can’t leave him alone? That would be good, right? I mean girls get crazy about him. Yeah, he’s very talented.”
Much like Wahlberg, Witherspoon thinks Bieber certainly does have that “it” factor. “You know, I didn’t know much about him until I saw the documentary. And I thought that was really worthwhile, worth seeing and it made me think, ’What a sweetheart,’ and he has a really nice connection to his family,” she said. “He’s been working really hard, singing on the street.”
Following the on-air “First” segment, Academy Award winner Witherspoon will stay for an additional 30-minute interview on MTV.com with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. Fans can be part of the action right away by submitting questions on MTV.com or via Twitter by using the @MTVNews hashtag #MTVFirst.
“This Means War,” the McG-directed comedy-action film, stars Witherspoon as a seductive female dating two of the world’s deadliest CIA operatives (played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy), whose partnership and friendship are put in jeopardy when they begin to battle for her affection. Instead of talking to her about the love triangle, they try to settle the matter using all of the weapons at their disposal.
The film also stars one of Witherspoon’s real-life pals, comedian and “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler, who gives Reese’s character the terrible advice that she should continue dating both men.
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Before “ MTV First: Reese Witherspoon ” hits MTV on Tuesday at 7:56 p.m. ET, check out Reese’s first-ever, totally adorable MTV interview , when she opened up in 1991 at the age of 14 about what drew her to Hollywood. And make sure to stick with Reese’s chat when it moves to MTV.com after an exclusive clip premieres Tuesday on MTV!