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article imageOp-Ed: No 'Fear' in Justin Bieber's film acting future

By Marcus Hondro     Jan 23, 2012 in Entertainment
As someone who has written on the subject of Justin Drew Bieber now and again I got a sense for nonsense when it comes to the Never Say Never Kid. And these recent rumors about him wanting to star in a remake of the movie 'Fear' smack of it.
Now Bieber is on record as having put it out there that he'd like to act in a movie in 2012. In Oct. of 2011 he told MTV reporter James Montgomery in Chile on his South America tour that "hopefully next summer I can start on a movie or something." He also told CTV News in Canada that a script was being written for him to star in.
As with Elvis Presley decades ago and now Justin Timberlake, a film makes sense for Bieber. He has the feel of a camera from the hundreds of interviews he's done and his biopic, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never. He's also acted on 2 episodes of CSI: Las Vegas. The part of the rumors that is nonsense is him doing a remake of Fear; that simply does not seem his style and is improbable at best .
Justin Bieber the Actor
The 1996 movie was the vehicle that catapulted Mark Wahlberg to fame and it did well at the box office. It's dark, very dark, a nasty guy obsessed with a woman, and it is not Bieber material. The rumors come from a site called MovieWeb and center on an alleged studio musician who they claim is working with Bieber on 'Believe.' Because of that the musician, MovieWeb says, not to be identified.
The number of musicians at work on 'Believe' is not likely high, so surely Bieber could figure out who was passing information along. Talking to the press might create a climate of mistrust in the studio were it not for one thing - Bieber would be unlikely to care. It's hardly scandalous information and if a musician passed it on to the press it seems unlikely they'd have a problem with having their name used. That makes the claim sound as if it's completely fabricated.
Justin Bieber: Keeping his Career Clean
The alleged source is supposed to have said that Bieber wants to do a dark film because he's looking to get himself an edgier persona. Away from the 'nice guy' image. This has become a cliche about him but in reality he seems quite happy with his image. He recently told the magazine 'V' that he wanted to keep the respect and trust of parents. "I’m never going to make myself so the kids and their parents don’t respect me," he said.
Parents would not want their children clamoring to go see a Justin Bieber movie that is full of graphic and gruesome subject matter, as Fear is. "There are some artists (that parents) won't let their kids go and see because they think they’re a bad influence," he told 'V'. He added that he doesn't want to be one of them.
So have no fear - Bieber won't be doing Fear.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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