Justin Bieber Eyeing Role in Ashton Kutcher Comedy

Justin Bieber proved that he can pack move theaters with his 3D biopic "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," and the pop star's next step on the silver screen may be in a scripted comedy. Bieber is in talks to land a major role in "What Would Kenny Do?," an Ashton Kutcher-led comedy expected to start shooting next year, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Bieber would star as an awkward 17-year-old who receives advice from his thirtysomething self, who would be played by Kutcher. Bieber has reportedly been attached to the project for months, although his current world tour prevents "Kenny" from going into production in 2011. The film will be produced by Kutcher's Katalyst Entertainment and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, with a writer and director currently being sought for the project.

Bieber, who took home two trophies at the Juno awards on Sunday (Mar. 27), was reportedly in talks to work with Kutcher last October as the host of an updated version of MTV's "Punk'd." Although "What Would Kenny Do?" would be the pop star's first foray into scripted comedy, he showed off his thespian skills in a pair of episodes of "CSI," which included a spectacular death sequence in an episode last month.

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