Chu first teased that he would work on the project in a series of tweets yesterday (Aug. 12), and now he and the teen singer have confirmed it, The Wrap first reported. The director eventually tweeted: “It’s Official…I HAVE BIEBER FEVER.”
Chu included a link to a YouTube video, in which Bieber, who will play himself, introduces him as the film’s director. “An Inconvenient Truth” director Davis Guggenheim was previously in negotiations to helm the film, but later backed out of the role.
The still-untitled movie is scheduled for a Feb. 11 release.
(Additional reporting by Jason Lipshutz, Billboard)