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Jon Chu and Justin Bieber in the YouTube video announcing that Chu will direct the upcoming movie about the singing sensation.
Jon Chu and Justin Bieber in the YouTube video announcing that Chu will direct the upcoming movie about the singing sensation.

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Director named for Justin Bieber movie Add to ...

Justin Bieber has found a director for his first foray into film.

Jon Chu, the director of Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D, will helm a 3D film about the 16-year-old pop star from Stratford, Ont.

The Paramount production is currently scheduled for release on Feb. 11, 2011.

Bieber and Chu made the announcement in a YouTube video and through their Twitter accounts.

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Chu and his team also announced that they'll be shooting Bieber at his Madison Square Garden concert on Aug. 31.

"As you probably know, I'm doing a movie," Bieber said in the YouTube clip, before introducing Chu. "And you know, I'm wondering, why's this guy following me around? Turns out, he's the director of the movie. And his name's Jon."





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"I'm really glad to be here with you Justin and your fans," Chu added. "We're going to do you guys justice. Your tour's been awesome, and we want to tell a great story.

"We're excited about it, and we can't wait for everyone to see it and check it out."

Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconvenient Truth and the upcoming Waiting for Superman, had initially been attached to Bieber's film before reportedly pulling out.

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