|Justin Bieber and Mark Wahlberg (Celebuzz.com)|
Asked why he picked the ‘Baby’ singer, Mark told MTV: “Intuition. I'm pretty intuitive.
“I see the guy and spent time with him and you see what he does and how he does it, and then you actually have a conversation with him and it's there.”
Although 17-year-old Justin has had little previous big screen experience - aside from his documentary film ‘Never Say Never’ - Mark is confident he can make the project work, adding: "It's there - and if not, I will extract it."
Mark has previously likened the project to ‘The Colour of Money’, a 1986 film about an old pool player and his young protege, starring Paul Newman and a young Tom Cruise.
He added: "Wait till you see me and Bieber in the flick. Think of, like, 'The Colour of Money.”
Mark is hoping the film can go into production in 2012.