Can you imagine Justin taking on this extremely adult — not to mention Oscar-guaranteed — role? Let’s discuss.
Let me begin by saying I doubt this rumor is true — but oh, how I wish it was. A source tells MovieWeb that Justin Bieber is obsessed with the 1996 horror masterpiece Fear, originally starring Mark Wahlberg, and is interested in starring in a remake. For those of you unfamiliar with the film, Mark’s character pleasures his girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon) on a rollercoaster, carves her name into his chest, then beheads her beloved family dog. In that order. Oh, there’s also a graphic rape scene thrown somewhere in there.
So is it totally crazy to think that Justin would star in an updated version of Fear?
Of course it is. But hey, it’s not the most damaging Justin rumor I’ve ever heard — that honor goes to Mariah “He Wouldn’t Let Me Use A Condom” Yeater — so I’m just going to pretend it’s a possibility.
If you think about it, Justin and teen-Mark’s career histories are actually pretty similar: They both rap, they both act, and they both have a penchant for posing in their undies. In fact, the only thing separating Justin from a young Marky Mark is the absence of that ever-elusive third nipple.
At least, that we know of.
So what do you think? Is a Fear remake exactly what Justin needs to kick-start his movie career, or would it be big-screen suicide of Crossroads proportions? Check out the original movie’s 1996 trailer below, then meet me in the comments section!