Director Jon Chu explained to MTV News recently the reason he chose to direct the divisive high-profile project.
Chu joked about the film, “Who would say no to doing a Justin Bieber movie in 3-D?”
“Paramount Pictures had this movie, they called me up, and I was just finishing up ‘Step Up 3D,’ he added, ‘What do you know about Justin Bieber?’
Chu explained, “I started at YouTube. After ‘Step Up 2,’ we did a bunch of YouTube videos, and about that time, Justin was doing all of his videos.”
“So we’ve watched Justin in the YouTube community grow and break out of that into the mainstream,” he said.
The director continued, he said that he felt Bieber’s story is an important one to tell.
“Especially for this generation of kids, [it’s important to show] that they could make it on their own without a big corporation.”
He added, “I thought it was an exciting way to tell it: through his music.”
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