Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher Team for WHAT WOULD KENNY DO?

     March 30, 2011


In what some might read as a sign of the impending apocalypse, Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher are poised to team for the buddy comedy What Would Kenny Do?.  I am not among the prophets of doom, in part because the script by Chris Baldi (which made the 2008 Black List of Hollywood’s best unproduced screenplays) has a great hook: “A teenager meets a hologram claiming to be the adult version of himself; the hologram then helps guide the teen through high school.”  Bieber would play the teen, Kutcher the hologram.  Sony Pictures is currently looking a new writer to rewrite the script, so maybe it won’t sound quite so fresh at the end of the development process.  More after the break:

24 Frames reports What Would Kenny Do? is set up at Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.  Overbrook has developed the project with Bieber in mind for months now with the original intention to shoot this year.  Bieber’s full touring schedule, however, could push filming to 2012 at the earliest.ashton-kutcher-image

Kutcher’s involvement sounds less certain, though he has spoken publicly of his fondness for Bieber and a desire to collaborate.  Addressing the possibility of a Punk’d revival, Kutcher said:

“I really can’t talk about it because everything’s sort of in process. It’s a possibility that it could be happening. I will not be hosting the show in the future. People were afraid I was going to punk them wherever I went and I’m starting to get invited to stuff again and it’s actually a good thing. I’ll be involved in some capacity if we do it and there could be a new host but I can’t say a whole lot.

[Justin Bieber] is a nice kid and he’s a funny kid — and people don’t know he’s a funny kid yet… and he’s sneaky. And I like sneaky people.” [Perez Hilton]

Kutcher will next be seen (not necessarily by me)  in the ensemble holiday comedy New Year’s Eve, scheduled for release on December 9.

  • angel of death

    Please tell me it’s based on South Park’s Kenny and Bieber dies over and over again.

  • Strong Enough

    Justin is like 17 years old. the music is not AIMED at you ppl. so the fact that people wish bieber to die or say some stupid stuff like that to someone who is bascially a kid is stupid. I dont like justin bieber music but am not bashing him or hate him because i dont click on or watch or read any articles that solely mention him.

  • Nick Hart

    i hope this is an early april fools joke

  • angel of death

    Hey Strong Enough, you’re breaking my heart. Do you want a quarter so you can call someone who gives a ****?

    • Strong Enough

      just stating an opinion no need to cry like a bitch lmao

      • angel of death

        uh…actually you’re forcing your opinion down our throats like your balls in Bieber’s mouth. “oooh nooo…don’t pick on poor bieber”. Just remember, he’s under 18, you creepy pedophile!

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  • Leoric

    Heh, I don’t know about this. I’m not a hater or anything, and I completely get the fact that the kid’s music is not aimed at someone like me, so I won’t even get into that. What I’m more concerned about is Bieber’s acting chops. He was pretty ‘OK’ to mediocre on CSI, and I don’t know about y’all, but think his comic timing in his SNL skits with Tina Fey was COMPLETELY off. I really doubt the kid can helm a feature-length comedy if he can’t even deliver the goods in a short skit! But that’s just me. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this pans out, but surely they can find a teenager who’s funny and can actually ACT? A lot of these pop-stars just kinda get shoehorned into the movie business just to expand “the brand” and it’s just ridiculous. The kid SINGS and he’s made heaps for a lot of people doing it. Just let him do that and give the ACTING gigs to some talented kids still trying to get their break!

  • Merlin

    Sounds like a real stinker to me. Who is going to see this? Not anyone I know and certainly not me!

  • TyrannosaurYogi

    This is actually awesome because if it comes to fruition this “film” would be the perfect storm of cinema carnage and when it’s this bad it’s so awesome it becomes good again. Lately movies have been just flat out bad and forgettable, it makes you feel like you ate a bag of pony poop and you need to brush your teeth a couple times to get the taste out. Of course we need more good quality movies but the bad movies need to be worse so at least they can be entertaining and then you can make fun of them with your friends so they have a different layer of appreciation outside the theatre. I cannot imagine this movie going well, it will flop so hard that children, who will enjoy conception in 500 years, will feel its vibrations. I expect this to be a milestone disasterpiece and happily welcome its wreckage on screen!

  • Nate

    This is quite honestly the most extraordinarily awful idea I’ve ever heard. A pox on every person involved with this. A pox I say.

    • micoy

      what about 2 poxes?… just 2 poxes each

      • Nate

        A multitude of poxes..poxi….what’s the plural form of pox??

  • CMS

    “What Would Kenny Do”…. are they subtly trying to convince us that Beibs is the new JC?

  • Jimmy

    The only movie that Kutcher has been in that I liked was Butterfly Effect. What Happens in Vegas was ok. It’s a great idea putting these guys in the same movie because then we’ll be sure that another movie won’t be ruined by their presence. Maybe the week this stupid movie opens up there will be something else to watch. Put Katherine Heigl in it and we’ll be set!

  • Ayman Kabir

    Bieber just turned 17 a few weeks back. Things happening too fast for him. If this movie fails big time(it probably will), then Bieber will be bashed and bashed to death, whether he acted bad or not.

    He’s a musician. Not an actor. I dont get this musicians turning actors thing, especially TEENAGE musicians turning actors. Focus on improving your music first.

  • 7up yours

    these two are a joke movie will bomb justin can’t act for shit niether can ashy .

    fuck them both


    It sounds great to me that Justin will play teen Ashton, and i’m really glad about it… and when i read other comments i was like “hey if u don’t like him y not leave him alone and try to not read news about him????????” IF U DON’T LIKE HIM GET OFF HIS BACK AND STOP SEEKING INFO ABT HIM THIS IS S.T.U.P.I.D. junks…

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