Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Ashton Kutcher‘s last few films haven’t been massive earners, but now he is poised to make a film that could bring him to a fresh young audience. He is part of a project set up at Sony called What Would Kenny Do?, in which a 17-year old encounters his 30-year old self. Oh, that old gag! Ashton Kutcher is the 30-year old version of the character. And now Justin Bieber is reportedly looking at the role of the 17-year old.
The LA Times gets to proudly break the news that the Chris Baldi script, which was on the Black List in 2008, was rewritten by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer) but that a new writer and director are going to be brought on.
Just in case you think this is another retread of the classic setup where older and younger versions of the same character meet, know this: the script features cutting-edge hologram technology. Because it is about:
a teenager who meets a hologram claiming to be the adult version of himself; the hologram then helps guide the teen through high school.
(Oh, and this is the second possible pairing of Kutcher and Bieber, as the two once talked about reviving Punk’d.)
I can’t think of a better way to honor Justin Bieber’s possible return to ‘real’ acting than to present the finale of his CSI character arc. Voila: