Justin Bieber: the movie

August 3rd, 2010

Justin Bieber is to play himself in a movie of his life.

The 16-year-old singer - who shot to fame after being discovered on video sharing website YouTube - will be the subject of a 3D film chronicling his rise to global success and will also feature footage from the Canadian star's forthcoming concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Posting on twitter, Justin revealed: "Next Valentine's we r coming with a major 3D Movie telling the story with an Oscar winning director and also filmin the tour at MSG in NYC!!

"This is so sick!! Gonna come out in theatre's Worldwide Valentine's 2011!!! I'm taking this thing worldwide thanks to u all!! Hyped!!

"the story the songs the concert.(sic)"

Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim is set to helm the project.

News of the movie comes after it was announced that the teenage singing sensation is to release his autobiography 'Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story', in October.

The illustrated book will tell the behind-the-scenes story of his rapid rise to superstardom, which was aided by R&B star Usher, and will include never-before-seen photos of the teen heartthrob.

Speaking about the book in a statement, the Canadian pop sensation - who was raised by his mother Pattie Mallette - said: "Every day I wake up and count my blessings. My fans have played such a large part in all of this and they help me live my dreams every day. I'm excited to share just a little bit more of my world with them through this book. "Between the behind-the-scenes pictures and the story I think this is going to be something they can all enjoy. This is just another way for me to say thank you to my fans."

The book published by Harper Collins is set for an October 2010 release, and will sell for $21.99 in the hardcover edition.